Leaders in Fertility Research and Care
Timothy N. Hickman, M.D. | Laurie J. McKenzie, M.D. | Katherine K. McKnight, M.D. | James L. Nodler, M.D.
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Andrology Services
The team at Houston IVF is committed to examining every factor that may affect conception, from the obvious problem to the smallest deviation.

Semen Analysis
When analyzing a semen sample, our lab staff conducts the basic tests including volume, concentration, progression and motility. However, we also look beyond the basics for a more complete analysis. Specially stained samples are examined under high-magnification to determine the morphology. If necessary, we can also analyze hormone levels and test for the presence of sperm antibodies, a rare condition that can incapacitate sperm.

IUI Sperm Preparation
The experience of the laboratory staff has shown that using the basic "off-the-shelf" sperm preparation kits can lead to poor sperm recovery. For that reason, we identify potential problems through the initial semen analysis and then individualize the preparation process. We are able to manipulate sperm processing and optimize sperm viability for intrauterine insemination (IUI).