Semen Analysis (SA)
The semen analysis fundamentally seeks to tell us 2 important facts: 1) do you have any sperm that are alive and 2) do the sperm have normal function? The basic analysis is great at the first task, indeed almost anyone with a microscope can determine if the sperm are alive. The answer to the second question is more critical and more difficult.
For more detailed discussion of the semen analysis, see my page on the topic. Click here to go to the page.
In this Powerpoint video, I try to explain the important aspects of semen testing.