Male Fertility Basic add-on Test £480 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 call the andrology lab on 020 7025 7940
to book an appointment for the sperm sample.
What does it look at:
This can be requested if there are infertility issues for you and your partner.
LH and FSH levels– LH controls the production of testosterone from your testes and FSH controls the production of your sperm. High LH and FSH levels are due to a primary testicular failure (failure of the testicles themselves). This may be caused by developmental abnormalities of the testes at birth or from damage later on (such as a mumps infection, alcoholism, anabolic steroid use, trauma, autoimmune disorders or a testicular tumour). Low levels of FSH suggest a brain pituitary or hypothalamic disorder.
Testosterone– a low testosterone level may be due to a brain hypothalamic or pituitary disease (there will be a reduced LH and FSH) or may be due to a primary testicular failure (as above). Increased testosterone levels may indicate a testicular tumour.
Prolactin– Raised levels associated with a low testosterone level suggest a brain pituitary cause (such as a prolactinoma) for your infertility.
Fasting glucose – poorly controlled diabetes can cause infertility
TSH ft4 – thyroid levels can contribute to fertility issues
Sperm Sample - This may be done to check if you may be infertile If abnormal, you should repeat the test 1 month later. The fertility semen test checks for semen volume, sperm concentration, motility, progression and morphology. It also tests for fructose in the semen and antisperm antibodies.