How to Prepare for Semen Analysis

For getting accurate results it is very important to following the necessary instructions to get the best sample:


  • Avoid ejaculation for 24 to 72 hours before the test
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and drugs such as cocaine and marijuana two to five days before the test
  • Stop taking any herbal medications.  If you are on any such medications you must discuss this with your consulting doctor.
  • Avoid any hormone medications as instructed by your consulting doctor.
  • Avoid giving semen sample if you are having an ongoing infection as it can affect the sperm quality.
  • Avoid collecting the sample at home as it may increase the risk of contamination and must be delivered for at the center within 2 hours of ejaculation.
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