The World Health Organization (WHO) has established standard reference values for sperm analysis.
||More than 15 million per ml
||Less than 15 million per ml
||Between 7.2 and 7.8
||Below 7.0 or above 8.0
||Yellowish or brownish
|Total sperm count
||39 million to 200 million spermatozoa
||Below 15 million
||20-30 minutes after collection
||Above 30 minutes
||More than 50 percent normal forms
||Less than 50 percent normal forms
||More than 35 – 70 percent
||Less than 35
||Less than 2 cm after liquefaction within 20 to 30 mins
||More than 2 cm 30 mins after ejaculation
||More than 40-80 percent with forward movement
||Less than 40 percent
||No WBC or bacteria found
||Bacteria or large number of WBC present
||No RBC seen
When tested after a vasectomy procedure, NIL sperm count suggests successful vasectomy.
If your semen analysis results do not lie within the normal range, then your doctor might ask you to repeat the test after a few days or months. If your total volume is less, your doctor may ask you to get a urine examination and additional examinations done.
You should not self-assess the results but always visit the doctor with your reports for interpretation.