Examen offer direct testing for patients from our facilities in Belfast, this service is available for men across Ireland. Facilities are available for men to produce their samples onsite. If you are producing your sample at home, you must be able to drop off the sample to our Belfast site no more than 1 hour from production.
The Exact Test will measure sperm DNA quality. Men with high levels of damaged sperm DNA are less likely to get their partner pregnant and have double the risk of miscarriage. Even if a mans sperm count is normal, the sperm may not be of good quality. Fertility specialists recommend testing both semen analysis and sperm DNA testing to provide a full picture of a mans fertility.
If you have been referred by a fertility clinic, please book these tests directly through the clinic. See our partner clinics here.
Semen analysis is the first step that should be taken by men checking their fertility. By evaluating semen, you can measure the number of sperm (sperm count), sperm motility and sperm morphology. All three of these can influence fertility.