Semen Testing Laboratory
Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health has a comprehensive CLIA and College of American Pathologist (CAP) registered Andrology Laboratory. Having an on-site laboratory within the center provides patients with maximum privacy and convenience. Private semen collection facilities are available within the center and close to the laboratory for patient comfort.
Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health also welcomes patient referrals from outside physicians. We can easily provide and coordinate semen testing services and sperm washes for intrauterine insemination (IUI) with outside Gynecology, Urology or other physician specialties. In these cases, patients are referred by their physician, or partner's gynecologist, to Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health for testing or sperm washing. The results of the Semen Analysis test are mailed or Faxed to the referral physician who then continues to provide care for the patient. Outside physicians may also refer patients to Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health for sperm washing for insemination by their gynecologist.
The following fertility services are available at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health:
- Semen analysis
- Sperm morphology by Kruger Strict Criteria
- Postvasectomy semen analysis
- Semen cryopreservation (freezing)
- Semen banking or storage of frozen semen
- Sperm washing for intrauterine insemination (IUI), using partner sperm
- Sperm washing for intrauterine insemination (IUI), using donor sperm
- Shipping of semen samples to and from other infertility centers for specialized testing
When the patient arrives at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health, specially trained laboratory technicians provide him with written semen collection instructions and answer any questions he may have. Understanding the proper methods of collection is important to ensure accurate fertility testing results. The patient is then shown to a private semen collection suite, which is close to the laboratory and within Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health. Following collection, the patient is asked to complete a questionnaire to ensure accurate interpretation and reporting of fertility results to the patient's physician.