Andrology Services

Egg and Sperm

Semen Analysis, Cultures and Specimen Preparation for Fertility Procedures

Andrology is the medical specialty that deals with male reproductive health. As California Cryobank is a licensed reproductive tissue bank and andrology laboratory, we are uniquely qualified and proud to offer Andrology Services to clients and their physicians.

To set up an appointment or for additional information please call California Cryobank. 

Los Angeles, CA: 866-477-3762

New York, NY: 212-779-1608

Services Available:

Semen Analysis with Morphology:
Performed to assess the characteristics of a semen specimen. It is recommended to abstain from an ejaculate for approximately 2-4 days prior to having a semen analysis. Analysis parameters include: sperm count, motility, volume, liquefaction time, pH, sperm forward progression, round cells, agglutination and morphology. 

Semen Cultures:
Performed to assess the presence of infectious organisms in a semen specimen. This service is available at our NY location. 

Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Testing:
Tests available (performed on urine specimens) for Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhea.

Sperm Wash for Insemination:
Performed to prepare a semen specimen to be used for an intrauterine insemination. Preparation methods available are a gradient sperm wash and basic concentration sperm wash. 

Additional Information

California Health and Safety Code requires infectious disease screening of men who provide semen for artificial insemination. To protect the intended recipient and to comply with California law, California Cryobank requires screening for all male clients prior to sperm preparation. The law allows no exceptions for husbands or sexual partners of the recipient. The man must be tested for the following prior to any Sperm Wash service:

  • HIV 1/HIV 2 antibody
  • HTLV I/II antibody
  • RPR (syphilis)
  • Hepatitis C viral antibody
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen

 

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