• * The center of assisted medical procreation of the CHU St Pierre is specialised in reproductive medicine. Reference center: quality label ISO 9001 obtained in 2008 and accredited by the AFMPS (Agence Fédérale des Médicaments et Produits de Santé).

Spermogram and spermacytogram

A spermogram is one of the first tests to be carried out when exploring a couple’s fertility.


For this test, the male partner produces a sperm sample by masturbation into a sterile container. It is important to abstain from sex for 2 to 5 days beforehand in order to obtain sperm of the best quality possible.


During this analysis, three important sperm parameters are assessed:

  • The number of spermatozoa (> 15 million / ml)
  • The motility of the spermatozoa (> 32% progressively motile)
  • The morphology of the spermatozoa (> 4 % normal form)


As well as exposing male infertility, these techniques also measure the efficacy of a vasectomy or reveal infections.


The results of these tests will only be available from the consultant 2 to 3 weeks after the analysis.


Plan du site CHU Saint Pierre - Bâtiment 200, 5è étage . Département de Gynécologie-Obstétrique

Centre de Fécondation In vitro - 322, Rue Haute - Bruxelles Tel +32(0)2 535 3406 Fax +32(0)2 535 3409