Male Fertility Advanced Add-On Tests - £790 plus cost of scan
You can now combine your ultrasound with one of our screening tests to get the full picture of your health. All our tests are done at the internationally renowned The Doctor’s Laboratory. The Doctor’s laboratory works with NHS trusts and major UK private hospitals.
Please add the screening test when you book your scan from our add-on packages.
Blood test: Patient should fast for 12 hours preceding collection of specimen.
The sample should be a morning (9am-11am) sample.
Sperm sample: Please download this information sheet and read all the instructions. On the day of your test please complete the form and hand it to the lab with your sample. https://tdlpathology.com/media/4266/Semen_Sample_Collection_English_Update_2015.pdf
Urine: First-Void Urine needed - Patient should take first urine of the day to the lab or should not urinate for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.
What the test check for:
Herpes Simplex I/II
Infection with mycoplasma genitalium has surpassed gonorrhoea in prevalence but most cases don’t cause symptoms. It can be associated with serious longterm consequences such as infertility from pelvic inflammatory disease.
Urea urealyticum is part of the normal genital flora of both men and women. It is found in about 70% of sexually active humans, usually without symptoms. It has been associated with non-specific urethritis, infertility and associated discharge.
Trichomonas vaginalis is the most common STD in sexually active young women Some women may mistake this infection for a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Men can get trichomoniasis too but they don’t tend to get symptoms.
Gardnerella vaginalis is a bacterium. It is one of a number of bacteria and other anaerobic organisms known to cause BV. It is characterised by a fishy smelling and white vaginal discharge and in women of child bearing age it will most commonly cause vaginal infection.
Herpes/Herpes simplex virus I/II
Herpes is another viral STD. HSV1 is most often associated with cold sores and HSV2 is most often associated with genital sores. However it is possible to transmit herpes from the mouth to the genitals and vice versa. Herpes symptoms can be treated with anti-viral drugs but the virus cannot be cured. People with the herpes virus need to know that they can transmit the virus even when they do not have any sores or other symptoms.