What does the test do?
The test yields a panel of readings on the following parameters, all of which may impact on erectile dysfunction or normal intercourse, which may in turn impact on fertility:
- Free Androgen Index
Collectively the panel of readings gives the first line pointers to the underlying reasons for low libido, focusing many on hormone and the factors that impact on hormones. The test is also designed to identify health risk factors, which may associate with libido but need separate or joint medical attention.
In addition, hormone imbalance may be the cause for sperm issues which lead to infertility. For a detailed discussion, please click how hormones impact on sperm production (roll down to mid page under’Testicular failure and Hormonal Imbalance in Men’ section).
If you are worried about sperm, you may also consider having a semen analysis carried out. Click here for more information.
How is low male libido related to fertility?
One obvious factor that affects fertility is the frequency of sexual intercourse in couples. Low libido reduces that frequency. Lower frequencies also mean that sexual intercourse may not take place at the right time of the partner’s cycle, thereby reducing the chances of natural pregnancy.
In addition, men who are diagnosed with testicular failure usually have hormonal imbalance. This test can potentially ascertain if hormonal imbalance is the cause of low or no sperm count.
What do I have to do to prepare for the test?
You do not need to have any special preparation. You can be tested anytime, on the same day as you wish.
How long do I have to wait to get the test done?
We can offer same day appointment.
When would I get the test result?
1 day after the test.
Can these problems be treated?
We have an excellent track record in improving hormones and sperm count and quality. Please go to the following pages for more information:
Professor Shun Au OBE
TCM Healthcare Fertility Clinic