Semen Culture

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This is a screening test which forms part of a basic fertility workup if you are having a fertility assessment or treatment 


What test will be performed?

Semen culture looks for the presence of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Antibiotic sensitivity testing is also performed.

Who should have the test?

All men having a fertility assessment or treatment.

Any prerequisite for the test?

Yes, empty your bladder, wash your hands and genitalia before producing a sample to limit contamination due to bacteria in the lower urethra and skin. Do not touch the inner surface of the culture pot. 

Kindly, label the sample with your full name and date of birth before posting it back.

What is the process?

- Order online
- Receive a discrete kit
- Collect sample
- Post kit using FREE packaging provided
- Receive results via email

Who will analyse the sample?

The Doctors Laboratory, UK’s leading laboratory service.

How long will it take to get the results?

Up to 5 working days.

How will the results be sent?

Via an email link to our secure patient portal.

Can IVF Matters help interpret the results?

Yes, you can book a complimentary call with our fertility consultant Dr Irfana Koita.

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