Care of men

Infertility assessment

We welcome men to our andrology clinic to investigate the causes of male infertility and to offer treatment.

The basic assessment involves giving a blood sample to test for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and syphilis. Then, after abstinence for two to four days, a sperm assessment, called semen analysis, is performed.

The semen analysis investigates several parameters: the volume, concentration, mobility and morphology of the spermatozoids, or the presence of anti-spermatozoid antibodies. These are used to determine whether the semen analysis is normal or if it shows alterations requiring more detailed investigations, such as hormone assays, a urological examination or a genetic assessment.


The tests performed in our Andrology and Reproductive Biology Laboratory:


Reproductive Medicine Unit (RMU)
CHUV Maternity Unit
Av. Pierre-Decker 2
1011 Lausanne
Fax +41 21 314 32 74
Andrology and Reproductive Biology Laboratory
The ARBL is open from Monday to Friday, from 7.30 to 11.00 and from 12.00 to 15.30.
It is located on the 7th floor of the Maternity Unit.
Reproductive medicine
CHUV Maternity Unit
Av. Pierre Decker 2
CH-1011 Lausanne
 Last updated on 17/07/2018 at 10:17