Preparation for Semen Analysis

Here is the preparation needed for a semen analysis:

  1. Several days before the test, it’s advised to minimize the impact of harmful factors such as avoiding stressful situations, excessive physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking, sauna or hot bath visits, and hot showers.
  2. Within 3-4 days, abstain from sexual activity (also recommended to avoid long periods of abstinence, as it can affect the interpretation of results accurately).
  3. Exclude the use of dietary supplements, medications, and vitamins before the test (medications should only be stopped based on medical advice).
  4. If the individual has experienced acute inflammatory conditions, including a cold, or worsening of chronic diseases, the sample should be collected after 2 weeks or more of stability in the medical condition.