A Basic Semen Analysis is a cost-efficient way to know whether further evaluation is necessary. It is the analysis used by men that need to follow the effect of treatment (eg, after vasectomy or chemotherapy). A Basic Semen Analysis consists of:
- Volume - a measure of the amount of seminal fluid
- Concentration - the number of sperm in a specified volume of ejaculate
- Total Count - the total number of sperm in the specimen
- Motility - how the sperm move. The test includes both the percent of motile sperm as well as a measure of how fast, and in what direction, they move.