Avatar universal

Semen Analysis report

Can you read the below test and interpret it

volume - 7.0 ml
color - grey
viscosity - slightly viscous
reaction - alkaline
ph - 9
liquification time - 20 mins

microscopic characteristic

sperm concentration - 3 million / ml
total sperm concentration - 15 mill / TSE
motility - 40 %
immotile - 60 %

Rapidly progressive - 30 %
moderately progressive - 10 %
sluggishly progressive - 0%

normal - 50 %
abnormal - 50 %
pus cells - 2 -3 / hpf
RBC - nil
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal

  All parameters appear to be good except for the sperm concentration of 3 million/ml. One of the reasons for this low density is due to the higher level of 7ml of ejaculate volume. If he has not abstained from ejaculation for about four days prior to testing, retesting after a few days of abstinence would improve this parameter.

Here is a link that gives latest WHO reference values for semen analysis.


As can be seen, WHO specifies a concentration level of  15 million/ml.

In any case since other parameters appear to be good, the sperm concentration should be possible to be improved with some medications. Is he known to have varicoscle or some other issues with the testicles?

Please consult your urologist for further help in this regard.

Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Had 7 days of break before doing the test.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Men's Health Community

Top Men's Health Answerers
1622896 tn?1562364967
London, United Kingdom
139792 tn?1498585650
Indore, India
11369760 tn?1449504372
Southwest , MI
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
Chlamydia, an STI, often has no symptoms, but must be treated.
Bumps in the genital area might be STDs, but are usually not serious.
Get the facts about this disease that affects more than 240,000 men each year.