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Done seminal fluid test. Need help

Pls help me about my husbands seminal fluid report. Volume -2.5cc Colour creamy white Viscosity - normal Reaction - alkaline Liquefaction time - 30 mins Sperm count - 64.1million/ml Viability - after 1 hr - 60%, after 2 hrs -55%, after 3 hrs - 50% Abnormal forms - 15% RBC/HPF - NIL WBC/HPF - 2-3 Organism - NIL Spermatogenic cells - present Motility - normal prog 15%, Moderate activity 30%, poor to fair activity - 15% Non motile - 40%
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Hello. Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
Your husband's semen analysis is probably normal. As you've discovered, there are a number of parameters used to evaluate semen quality, and interpretation can get a bit difficult, particularly since not all labs use the same nomenclature to report their results.
The most important parameters in a semen analysis are:
Volume (normal: 2-5 ml)
Liquefaction time (normal: 20 to 30 minutes)
Sperm count (normal: 20 million/ml or more)
Sperm form, or morphology (normal: at least 30% have normal shape)
Sperm viability/motility (normal: more than 50% show forward movement after one hour)
Semen pH (normal 7.1-8.0 [alkaline])
WBCs (normal: less than 1 million/ml)

The only parameter in your husband's analysis that might be borderline is sperm motility. There is some subjectivity in measuring this particular parameter and (again) a lot of inter-laboratory variability. In addition, any delay in analyzing a specimen can have a significant effect on sperm motility. Your doctor, who is more familiar with results produced by this laboratory, can give you a more accurate interpretation of these results.

I hope that helps!
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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