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Semen Analysis Sperm Count - Normal Values

A sperm count, also known as a semen analysis, is a test of a
man's ejaculate to check for problems that may contribute to
infertility. Normal findings vary from one laboratory to the other.

Here are the WHO (World Health Organization) 1992 criteria:

  1. Volume: 2.0 ml or more
  2. Sperm Concentration: Over 40 million total
  3. Sperm Concentration: Over 20 million/ml
  4. Morphology: 30% or more normally formed
  5. Vitality: 75% or more alive
  6. PH : 7.2-8.0
  7. White blood cells: Less than 1,000,000/ml
  8. Immunobead test (%sperm with beads): Under 20
  9. MAR test (%sperm with RBCs) <10
  10. Coagulate, Liquify, and Agglutinate: Yes
  11. Motility: 50% or more with forward progression; more than 20 motile sperm/cc
  12. Color: Gray/Translucent No Clumping, Sperm-to-Sperm, and Sperm-to-Round Cell

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