General Andrology Info

WHAT IS ANDROLOGY?

Andrology is a specialized laboratory that performed assays to assess male reproductive health.


Physicians request andrology testing to determine a male patient’s fertility status, usually when he and his partner have been struggling to conceive.


Andrology testing is also requested post-sterilization (vasectomy) to verify that the procedure was successful.

WHAT LABORATORY TESTING IS PERFORMED?

We perform semen analysis and advanced sperm testing


Semen analysis (seminogram) is performed to assess the health and functioning of sperm.


Some parameters we test include:


  • Physical characteristics of semen (colour, pH, viscosity and liquefaction)
  • Semen volume
  • Sperm concentration
  • Sperm morphology, motility and progression

THE AMPATH DIFFERENCE

Our laboratory is SANAS accredited and we undertake strict quality control measures to ensure that results are accurate.


Our pathologists regularly consult with physicians and fertility experts to provide reliable diagnostic advice regarding patients’ andrology test results.


Andrology Laboratory Pretoria -

1171 Stanza Bopape street

Hatfield, Pretoria,0083

Tel: 012-4230560/2/3

E-mail: cg.ampath.rb@ampath.co.za

Hantie Nel: 012-423 0560/7 nelh@ampath.co.za


- Certain outside areas, like Trichardt, Witbank, Nelspruit, etc do initial testing on a spermiogram themselves (like sperm washes & sperm counts post vasectomy), and the rest is then sent to Pretoria Reproductive Biology to complete.


- Rustenburg & Mafikeng: does spermiograms.


Lab Manager is Louise Diedericks: 014-523 9743.


Andrology Laboratory Johannesburg, Cryobank

Sperm bank and Andrology laboratory.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:00 to 15:30.

Sperm testing is only performed between 7am and 10am.

Sperm washes and inseminations are performed by appointment only.

Donor sperm is available. Costs on request.


Tel +27-11-484-2695 Ext 400,

Fax +27-11-484-1130,

Ground Floor, 9 St Davids Park,

St Davids Place, PARKTOWN 2193,

Johannesburg, South Africa

sarah@androcryos.co.za


Western Cape:

Sent to Aevitas: 021 531 6999.

info@aevitas.co.za

Eastern Cape (PE):

Fembryo: 041 374 3974. (Dr Danie Botha)

info@fembryo.co.za

Freestate:

Sent to FemSpes.co.za:

051 4368956/ 9290. (Prof PH Wessels & Prof BF Cooreman)

No email on website, but you can send them an email directly from the site.

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