A sperm analysis is often the first test many couples undergo when they have failed to get pregnant. And that is with good reason a semen analysis is the least invasive fertility test around. There are no risks, and the results are available soon after the semen sample was delivered to the lab. What is the cost of a sperm analysis? Do you have to pay for it out of pocket, or does insurance generally cover a sperm analysis?
Semen analysis is always a test that infertile couples should have done. After all, infertility can lie with the woman, the man, or both partners and realizing what the whole picture is could save time and money later on. The procedure is relatively simple a semen sample is either collected at the doctor's office or fertility clinic (they have private rooms for the purpose) or produced at home and then handed in. The semen is then analyzed in a lab. The volume of sperm, and its motility and morphology, are looked at, and the results are usually available very quickly.
Depending on your insurance policy, you might have the sperm analysis covered completely, or you might have some co-pay. For those who are paying out of pocket, the cost really depends on the location where you have the test carried out. Many couples who had a semen analysis carried out at local hospitals report that they paid as little as $40 for the test. Others, mainly those who had the procedure done through a private fertility clinic, said that the total cost was around $200. If you are going to pay for your sperm analysis yourself, shopping around to see where you can get the best value for many in your area makes sense. The test is the same everywhere, and there is no reason why you should not pick the place that offers the test for the least amount of money.