For information regarding storage for a minor, please see Sperm Storage Clients under 18 FAQs.
We recommend that you discuss your semen analysis results and family building goals with your medical providers to determine how many collection appointments to have. The number of vials created at each visit depends on the volume of the sperm sample and the processing methods. Samples are usually one to four cc. Usually, a 1cc vial equals one attempt at pregnancy (insemination or IVF), but sperm count and motility will determine which methods are likely to be successful.
Sperm counts and sample volume will vary from appointment to appointment. It is not possible to know in advance how many vials will be produced with each ejaculate. It is also not possible to predict how many vials will be needed to produce a pregnancy as it depends on the method used and the fertility of the individuals involved.
For a Client Depositor Account, we do a complete semen analysis on your sample to determine sperm count and motility. If your sample contains no sperm, we will not store the sample and will only charge you for a semen analysis. However, we will store all semen samples that contain some genetic material. Advances in reproductive technologies make it possible for conception to occur, even with samples with very low sperm counts or even from samples with non-motile sperm. If you would like to have a semen analysis only (without storing the sample or having STI testing), please schedule that separately.
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