The spermiology laboratory

laboThe spermiology laboratory at the Clinique Bohler is located with the other laboratories at the Kirchberg Hospital Centre on the first floor of the hospital.

Spermiology involves analysing the quality and quantity of sperm. This technique may provide answers to a couple’s infertility problems. Once the diagnosis is established, your gynaecologist will propose to you the most suitable treatment based on your situation.

The Clinique Bohler, in compliance with standard ISO 15.189, guarantees that your decisions will be made in complete confidentiality and with all the professionalism which characterises our clinic. Our staff will be able to guide you and help you to make the best decisions.

Analyses

  • Spermogram or Sp. post-vasectomy, Sp - quality and quantity: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Preparation before intra-uterine insemination (IUI): Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and weekends and public holidays between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. (Staff are specially scheduled to work on these days. It is requested that appointment times please be respected.)
  • Postcoital test (PCT): Monday through Friday, mornings only. The sample is taken by the doctor.
  • Freezing: Monday through Friday, mornings only.

It should be noted that analyses are only performed by appointment with the laboratory. Samples must be taken at the laboratory (tel.: +352 26 333 3347 or +352 26 333 3372).

Other specialised analyses carried out at the spermiology laboratory

  • Spermoculture.
  • Search for mycoplasmas and chlamydiae.
  • MAR test
  • Cross test
  • Sperm chemistry
  • Detection of anti-sperm antibodies (in serum)

The majority of analyses are fully refunded through the Caisses de Maladie luxembourgeoises (except post-vasectomy spermograms).

Our Sperm Bank

Every one of us may one day need a Sperm Bank. The Sperm Bank at the Clinique Bohler allows each one of us to freeze a sample for personal reasons. It is a precautionary measure which you may need later on in life and which prevents you, in the event of disease or a disabling accident, for example, from having to rely on an anonymous donor.
Our Sperm Bank therefore provides a solution to our patients undergoing an irreversible vasectomy or cancer treatments which result in a reduced sperm quality.

The sperm is stored in cyrovials, kept in liquid nitrogen at -196°C. It is a cryoprotective environment which provides total security for your sample and the viability of sperm once defrosted.

Freezing, storage and transport of vials are not covered by the Caisses de Maladie luxembourgeoises and are the subject of a specific contract.

Please also visit the question-and-answer section on the Sperm Bank by cliking here