Male fertility testing in Singapore has traditionally been performed “on-demand”, meaning that a man is required to produce a sample, often through masturbation, in a clinic.
This experience can be very uncomfortable for many.
The “specimen room” is often a dusty room with old porno magazines.
And it does not help to know that you are just next door to a waiting room filled with other anxious couples.
However, a man has to do it when the time calls for it.
But not anymore. SIRE has made semen analysis much easier and discreet.
How is a male fertility test done in Singapore?
Male fertility testing involves semen analysis that investigates the quality and quantity of sperm in a man’s semen.
- Quantity of sperm: concentration and the number of sperms within a given sample
- Quality of the sperm: comprises the morphology (the shape and size of the sperm), and motility (the activeness of sperm).
In certain circumstances, you may be asked to go through an additional step to assess the quality of your sperm’s DNA through an add-on test called DNA Fragmentation Assay.
Home-based semen analysis by SIRE
Traditionally, semen analysis needs to be done in a clinic, where the laboratory is situated.
SIRE is the only clinical service based in Singapore that provides this as a home-based service. Meaning that the sample can be produced in the comfort of your own home.
- Order your home-based semen analysis kit
- Semen must be fresh, so schedule a pick-up time
- Just before pickup, deposit your sperm
- Your kit will be picked up, and delivered to the lab within two hours
- Your results will come within 3-5 working days
Here’s a detailed walkthrough of the procedure.
Do you need semen analysis?
Semen analysis is a medical diagnostic test to assess your fertility, and it is the cornerstone investigation to establish if you have the potential to have (or in some cases, not have) a successful pregnancy with your partner.
The WHO medical definition of infertility is when a couple is unable to conceive for a year or more, despite having regular unprotected intercourse.
In order to successfully conceive, both the male and female partner must be fertile. It’s a lot easier to test fertility on a man’s fertility than it would be on a woman, therefore male fertility tests can help you eliminate (or confirm) your concern.
Statistically, 50% of known causes of infertility are due to male factors, and so you can eliminate your doubt by providing a quick semen sample, which is made even easier with our home-based semen analysis kit.
On the other hand, women need to go through various tests to get the same confirmation, including a timed hormone blood test (specifically on the 21st day of her cycle) and an ultrasound scan.
Hence, it’s a lot easier now to check 50% of the issue with our home-based semen analysis service.
Assessment for assisted fertilisation (eg. IVF, artificial insemination)
If you have been struggling to conceive for a period of time, your fertility specialist may suggest various methods of assisted fertilisation.
Assisted fertilisation may include IVF (in-vitro fertilisation), artificial insemination or testicular sperm aspiration.
Semen analysis is required to establish which procedure or treatment would be required for any male fertility issues.
Post-vasectomy check (checking for azoospermia)
Semen analysis can also be used to confirm that you won’t get your partner pregnant, intentionally, so you can avoid contraception.
When a guy decides that he does not want to have anymore children, he may opt to have a vasectomy, also known as the “snip”. Vasectomy is a minimally invasive procedure and will help couples to avoid the need for protection.
But before being given the green light, a man needs to confirm his ejaculate has no sperms by doing a post-vasectomy semen analysis.
It can take up to 6 months to be completely in the clear.
Doing this final check will help avoid any unplanned children all while enhancing a couple’s time in bed.
Preservation of sperm (for healthy sperms when younger, to use when older. OR pre-chemo treatment)
A less discussed reason, but recently more popular, is the concept of sperm preservation.
As people are choosing to marry at a later age, some people opt to freeze their gametes (both eggs and sperms) at an age when the quality is still considered good.
Semen analysis is done to find the optimal time to preserve your sperm.
For example, if you lived an unhealthy life in your 20s, a semen analysis would show that it’s not the ideal moment.
However, you decide to change your habits and your next sperm analysis in your 30s shows improvement.
This is how semen analysis will help you determine the best time to preserve your sperm.
In Singapore, it was recently announced that the Singapore parliament has made social egg freezing & preservation legal.
As of 2022, sperm preservation can only be done if you have a severe medical condition that warrants it such as having cancer going on chemotherapy.
We make male fertility testing easy in Singapore
Most men in Singapore still do a male fertility check only when they are keen to start a family, but it can be difficult after months of trying without success.
More and more people are doing efrtility checks earlier, even before they have difficulties in
In an effort to have a baby, sex can even become mechanical and routine. This puts a strain on your relationship with your partner.
So rather than worry about uncertainty, you can establish certainty by taking a home-based male fertility test.
Take the next step here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How does home semen analysis compare to traditional fertility testing methods?
Home semen analysis offers a discreet and convenient alternative to traditional methods, such as visiting a medical facility for semen analysis. It allows individuals to collect a sample in the comfort of their own home while maintaining privacy.
Q: Are there situations where individuals should seek medical advice beyond home semen analysis?
Yes, individuals should seek medical advice if they have concerns about fertility, have received abnormal results from a home semen analysis, or if they are experiencing other reproductive health issues.