Q: How long is the liquefaction of the sperm on seminalysis?
A: Hello there! Thanks for writing in.
Using WHO reference values, a normal semen sample should fulfill the following:
- Volume amount of sperm produced in one ejaculation): Greater than or equal to 1.5 ml
- pH (whether acidic or alkaline. If less than 7, it’s acidic and greater than 7 is alkaline): Greater than equal to 7.2
- Viscosity (being semi-fluid): viscous
- Transparency: opaque
- Motility (percentage of sperm that move forward normally): This should be more than 40%
- Morphology (percentage of sperm that have normal shape): This should be greater than or equal to 15% normal, oval sperm heads
- Liquefaction (time taken for the semen to become ‘liquid’): This should be complete within one hour
- Pus cells should be less than 1 million/ml or less than 5/hpf
- Total sperm count: This should be greater than or equal to 15 million.
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