#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Normal Liquefaction Time


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.

Have a good evening, y’all 😀

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