Semen Analysis: Normal Ranges

Normal Ranges for a Semen Analysis*
ParameterNormal Ranges
ColorGray/Transluscent
Coagulate?Yes
Liquify?Yes
  If yes, time in minutesLess than or equal to 30
Volume (mL)2 to 6
Viscosity (1,2,3,4)1
pH7.5 to 8.1
% MotilityGreater than or equal to 50%
% of 3-4 + Forward Motile SpermGreater than or equal to 50%
Sperm Concentration (x 1 Million per mL)20-200
Total Sperm Count (x 1 Million per mL)Greater than or equal to 40
Total Motile Sperm (x 1 Million per mL)Greater than or equal to 20
White Blood Cells (x 1 Million per mL)Less than or equal to 1
Agglutination (0,1,2,3) 
  Clumping of sperm to sperm0
  Clumping of sperm to round cells0
% Normal MorphologyGreater than or equal to 30%
Penetrak Score (mm)Greater than or equal to 30
 
mL = milliliter
mm=millimeter
  
Based on World Heath Organization criteria, 1992. Table excerpted from Berger, G.S., Goldstein, M., and Fuerst, M. (1995). The Couple’s Guide to Fertility. New York: Doubleday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.