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Andrology Laboratory

Andrology Laboratory


Andrology Lab

The Andrology laboratory can be found within the ACUat Bishop Auckland Hospital.  It is both UKAS and HFEA accredited to offer semen analysis to both NHS and private (fee paying) patients.  We have a gentleman's room available to our male patients that require producing their semen samples on site.  The laboratory is staffed by CPA registered Biomedical Scientists four days per week and also offers an out of hour's service for IUI treatments.  Samples are accepted by appointment only.

Tests offered by the Andrology Laboratory:

  • Routine Semen analysis for male infertility (concentration, motility, morphology)
  • Antisperm Antibody Testing (Mar Test)
  • Detailed Semen Analysis to determine suitability for ART treatments (IUI, IVF, ICSI)
  • Sperm Washing for ART treatments (IUI)
  • Urine analysis for the Diagnosis of Retrograde Ejaculation
  • Post Vasectomy semen analysis, including Special Clearance Counts


UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service

HFEA  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

HCPC  Health and Care Professions Council

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital