Interpreting the results

A normal result will be as follows:

Sperm shape:More than 50 percent of sperm are shaped normally
Movement:More than 50 percent of sperm move normally
pH:Between 7.2 and 7.8
Volume:Greater than 2 millimeters
Liquefaction:15 to 30 minutes before liquefaction
Sperm count:20 million to over 100 million
Appearance:Whitish to gray opalescent
Thickness:Smooth and watery


For Lower reference limits for semen characteristics as per WHO Manual for Semen Analysis, 5th edn, 2010 please click on here



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