Sperm chromosome screening

Genetically testing your sperm can help us better decide your next steps. 

Research suggests that low sperm motility, low sperm count and poor sperm shape could be related to chromosomal disorders. Screening your sperm lets us check for these kinds of anomalies and whether they could be passed on to an embryo. 

Could sperm chromosome screening be right for me?

Problems with your sperm chromosomes can cause miscarriages or serious genetic conditions and illnesses in children, so if we think your sperm might have any chromosome disorders we’ll encourage you to be tested.

We’ll usually recommend sperm chromosome screening as an additional male fertility test for:

  • Couples with repeated miscarriages or implantation failure

  • Couples with previously low or failed fertilisation following IVF

  • Men who have normal chromosome patterns but whose embryos have chromosomal problems

  • Men with a low sperm count

  • Men over 50.
For screening, we simply need you to provide a semen sample. We’ll then freeze your sample and test it for abnormalities, and results should be available within a few weeks.

What does sperm aneuploidy involve?

For screening, we simply need you to provide a semen sample. We’ll then freeze your sample and test it for abnormalities, and results should be available within a few weeks.

Once we have the results, together we’ll discuss your next steps, which could be further tests or possible treatments.

To find out more about Sperm Chromosome Screening, or to book a consultation or a fertility assessment, contact us or speak to your local clinic.