Fertility Test for Men

Do you know what could be causing your infertility?

The Ulta Lab Tests fertility test for males analyzes sperm health and sperm antibodies.

There are many different reasons why men may not have optimal sperm production. Health problems could stop sperm cells from growing or prevent men from producing a high enough sperm concentration. Here are a few of the more common causes of male infertility that you should be aware of: Retrograde ejaculation, Lowered sperm count, Obstructions in the reproductive tract, Sperm disorders, Medicines, Hormones, and Varicoceles. Blockage in the van's deferens can also cause male infertility. 

Male Infertility and Lab Testing - What You Need to Know

If you're a man and have been trying to get your partner pregnant for over a year, it might be time to take the fertility test. Fertility lab testing from Ulta Lab Tests evaluates the health of sperm and the presence of sperm antibodies. It will give you an accurate diagnosis so that you can seek treatment with your doctor for any underlying issues that may be preventing pregnancy. 

Know your health with Ulta Lab Tests and get discounted prices, 24/7 ordering, and nationwide locations. Our lab tests are confidential, and results are available in as little as 24 to 48 hours for most tests. With 2,000 lab tests to choose from and friendly customer service, we make it easy for you to take charge of your health.

Order your fertility test and blood tests now so you can take charge of your health and stay healthy. Choose from the tests below and start today.


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Measuring the circulating levels of estradiol is important for assessing the ovarian function and monitoring follicular development for assisted reproduction protocols. Estradiol plays an essential role throughout the human menstrual cycle. Elevated estradiol levels in females may also result from primary or secondary ovarian hyperfunction. Very high estradiol levels are found during the induction of ovulation for assisted reproduction therapy or in pregnancy. Decreased estradiol levels in females may result from either lack of ovarian synthesis (primary ovarian hypofunction and menopause) or a lesion in the hypothalamus-pituitary axis (secondary ovarian hypofunction). Elevated estradiol levels in males may be due to increased aromatization of androgens, resulting in gynecomastia.

IMPORTANT - Note this Estradiol test is not for children that have yet to start their menstrual cycle.  If this test is ordered for a child that has yet to begin their menstrual cycle Quest Diagnostics labs will substitute in Estradiol, Ultrasensitive LC/MS/MS - #30289 at an additional charge of $34

This test is useful in the differential diagnosis of pituitary and gonadal insufficiency and in children with precocious puberty.

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This test is useful in the differential diagnosis of pituitary and gonadal insufficiency and in children with precocious puberty.

For the evaluation of post-vasectomy cases.

This is a qualitative test, not quantitative.

Results are given as Present or Not Seen. No actual numbers are provided.

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During pregnancy and postpartum lactation, serum prolactin can increase 10- to 20-fold. Exercise, stress, and sleep also cause transient increases in prolactin levels. Consistently elevated serum prolactin levels (>30 ng/mL), in the absence of pregnancy and postpartum lactation, are indicative of hyperprolactinemia. Hypersecretion of prolactin can be caused by pituitary adenomas, hypothalamic disease, breast or chest wall stimulation, renal failure or hypothyroidism. A number of drugs, including many antidepressants, are also common causes of abnormally elevated prolactin levels. Hyperprolactinemia often results in galactorrhea, amenorrhea, and infertility in females, and in impotence and hypogonadism in males. Renal failure, hypothyroidism, and prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas are also common causes of abnormally elevated prolactin levels.

Testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and estrogens circulate in serum bound to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). SHBG concentrations are increased in pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, cirrhosis, oral estrogen administration and by certain drugs. Concentrations are decreased by testosterone, hypothyroidism, Cushings syndrome, acromegaly and obesity

Helpful in assessing testicular function in prepubescent hypogonadal males and in managing hirsutism, virilization in females

This is an uncapped test. Reference ranges above 1100 ng/dL can be reported with a quantitative result.

Helpful in assessing testicular function in males and managing hirsutism, virilization in females.

Testosterone circulates almost entirely bound to transport proteins: normally less than 1% is free. Measurement of Free Testosterone may be useful when disturbances in Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) are suspected such as when patients are obese or have excessive estrogen. Testosterone measurements are used to assess erectile dysfunction, infertility, gynecomastia, and osteoporosis and to assess hormone replacement therapy.

This test is useful in the differential diagnosis of male hypogonadism. For males 18 years of age and older only. Pediatric and Female patients will need to order Testosterone, Total, MS #15983.

Due to changes in testosterone levels throughout the day, two morning (8:00-10:00 a.m.) specimens obtained on different days are recommended by The Endocrine Society for screening.

Please note: If Testosterone, Total, Males (Adult) Only #873 is ordered for a pediatric or female patient, the lab will automatically change the test to and charge for Testosterone, Total, MS #15983.

This test can report a value up to 3000 ng/dL. any number >3000 will be stated as >3000.

Helpful in assessing testicular function in male and managing hirsutism, virilization in females.

When trying to get pregnant, many different factors can affect the likelihood that you and your female partner will get pregnant. Your medical history, sperm concentration, and lifestyle can all affect how easy it will be for you to conceive. 

If you think that you might be struggling with male infertility and aren't sure, conducting a few simple fertility tests can help you understand what's going on. By speaking to your health care provider, you can see what's really causing the delay in conception.

This guide to male fertility testing will help guide you through what you need to know about male infertility and tests to see what's going on with your body. Let's take a look at what to know about male infertility tests.

What Is Male Infertility?

Male infertility is classified as any health issue that affects a man's ability to get a woman pregnant. Contrary to popular belief, this is a pretty common issue. In fact, 13% of couples are unable to get pregnant with unprotected sex. 

Male infertility is just as common as female infertility. Luckily, with a simple blood test and some semen samples, most male infertility issues can be easily solved. 

Risk factors for Male Infertility

While anyone can struggle with infertility issues, several factors can make a man more or less likely to be able to naturally conceive children. A few of the more common risk factors for male infertility include: 

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking tobacco or illicit drugs
  • Having past or present STDs and other infections
  • Toxin exposure
  • Excessive weight
  • Overheating of the testicles
  • Trauma or injury to the testicles

All of these risk factors can impact how easy it will be for a man to get pregnant. If you have any of these risk factors, getting a sperm analysis or lab work done can help you figure out what's really going on. 

Causes of Male Infertility

There are many different reasons why men may not have optimal sperm production. Health problems could stop sperm cells from growing or could prevent men from producing a high enough sperm concentration.

Here are a few of the more common causes of male infertility that you should be aware of: 

  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Lowered sperm count
  • Obstructions in the reproductive tract
  • Sperm disorders
  • Medicines
  • Hormones
  • Varicoceles
  • Blockage in the vans deferens

These are only a few of the many reasons why a man may not be able to get a woman pregnant. To fully understand the reason, a physical exam and lab testing are required to see what's going on.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Male Infertility?

Certain physical signs and symptoms can indicate that you have male infertility. Keeping an eye out for these issues can help you identify early on if it will be difficult for you to get pregnant. 

A few common signs and symptoms of male infertility include: 

  • Ejaculation issues
  • Lumps, pain, or swelling on the testicles
  • Respiratory infections
  • Loss of smell
  • Gynecomastia
  • Decreased body hair
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Low sperm count

Remember, just because you have one of these symptoms doesn't mean that you are necessarily infertile. You will need to get the proper tests done to truly find out whether or not you can have kids naturally. 

How Is Male Infertility Diagnosed?

If you suspect that you have male infertility, there are a few lab tests that you can take. The process of diagnosing male infertility requires several steps. 

To start, you'll undergo a physical exam in which you'll go over your medical history. From there, you'll typically undergo several genetic tests as well to see what else might be affecting your fertility. 

Next, you'll need to take several lab tests. These tests typically include hormonal tests, a semen evaluation, and a urinalysis. With this information, most doctors can tell if you have an infertility issue. 

However, if the doctor can't provide you with a clear diagnosis, he or she may require additional testing. Additional tests include: 

  • Testicular biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • Sperm penetration assay
  • Anti-sperm antibodies test
  • Semen leukocyte analysis
  • Seminal fructose test
  • Post ejaculate urinalysis
  • Kruger and WHO Morphology
  • Vasography

Each of these tests will tell the doctor something different about your body and what might be going on. Once you've had all the necessary tests conducted, your doctor should be able to tell you whether or not you have an infertility issue.

Benefits of Male Infertility Lab Testing with Ulta Lab Tests

Ulta Lab Tests offers highly accurate and reliable tests so that you can make informed decisions about your health. Here are a few great things to love about Ulta Lab Tests:

  • You'll get secure and confidential results
  • You don't need health insurance
  • You don't need a physician's referral
  • You'll get affordable pricing
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee

With all those benefits, getting a fertility test for men done at Ulta Labs can be a great way to help you combat male infertility and start getting pregnant. And, it's a great way to avoid Vitro fertilization and other expensive pregnancy methods if you don't need it!

Get Started With Male Infertility Tests

Running male infertility tests can be a great way to help you conceive faster and see what's going on behind the scenes. And, it's a way to help rule out other health issues and keep you and your partner safe.

If you're ready to get started with male infertility tests, you're in the right place. Order your hormone lab tests today, and your results will be provided to you securely and confidentially online in 24 to 48 hours for most tests. Take control with Ulta Lab Tests today!