Examen is a world leader in male fertility testing, based on its heritage of over 25 years in male reproductive health and fertility treatment research. We specialise in measuring sperm DNA fragmentation (known as sperm DNA damage) to help predict the likelihood of conception, miscarriage and the success of fertility treatment.

Semen analysis helps men understand their sperm count, motility and morphology, but semen analysis alone does not tell the full story. Sperm DNA damage is one of the most important factors causing male infertility. Examen has developed a range of sperm DNA diagnostics tests that empower men to take control of their own fertility.

The Exact range of tests is powered by Examen’s proprietary SpermComet® technology, proven to deliver an accurate assessment of sperm DNA damage for fertility diagnosis and information that can predict the outcome of IVF and ICSI fertility treatment.

Our Exact tests for sperm DNA analysis are available from all of our Hubs and Clinics. For those living near our Belfast Hub, we also offer semen analysis (Belfast hub only).

Our fertility testing laboratory meets all the required standards: Examen is ISO 13485:2016 and EN ISO 13485:2016 certified for the design, development and manufacture of in vitro diagnostic DNA-based assays for sperm cell analysis.

Founded by an internationally acclaimed expert in male fertility; Examen’s Exact range of tests, powered by SpermComet®, are the go-to tests for sperm DNA damage in 80% of the UK & Ireland’s leading private fertility clinics.

The Team
& Clinical

Sheena Lewis Examen

Founder & Previous CEO

Professor Sheena Lewis (PhD FRSB)

Recently retired, Sheena was instrumental in the development of Examen.

Lab Manager

Dr Martin Lawlor

PhD in Biomedical Science. Postdoctoral training, Harvard, USA

Lynsey Poots - Examen

Client & Lab Services Manager

Lynsey Poots

BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Industrial Studies, University of Ulster

Alastair Sloan - Examen

Lab Scientist

Alastair Sloan

BSc (Hons) Biology, University of Ulster

Lewis Rae, Lab Technician

Lab Scientist

Lewis Rae

BSc (Hons) Biomedical sciences (Pharmacology), MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology

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