Andrology (semen analysis)

The andrology laboratory provides analysis of semen, including concentration in millions/mL, motility, volume, morphology, pH, liquefaction, viscosity, inflammatory cells, assessment of azoospermia and antibody-mediated causes for male infertility strictly according to World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria. The laboratory service provision is available by appointment only during normal morning working hours.

Validity of results is dependent on the correct collection and transport of the specimen to the laboratories.

Reports for andrology testing, motility and post vasectomy sperm concentration are issued within five working days.

Andrology appointments

The andrology service provided by the pathology laboratory at Barnet Hospital is by appointment only. To arrange an appointment with the andrology service please call: 020 3912 0366.

When you book an appointment you will be given:

  • a date and time to bring your pre-collected sample in
  • instructions on how to collect the sample
  • information on where to deliver the sample.

Please collect non-cytotoxic sample collection pots from the laboratory before your scheduled appointment. Samples will not be assessed in any other container. If you are unsure of what to do or do not understand the instructions, please contact your doctor for advice before collecting the sample.

For more information on the semen analysis service at the Royal Free London, read our patient information leaftet here.

If you have any other queries, please telephone the andrology laboratory on 020 3912 0366.