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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Semen Analysis

Checked: 10-01-2019 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 09-01-2020

Basic Semen Analysis

NHS semen analysis is currently available at 3 licensed centres locally - two in Bristol and one in Bath, with a fourth local Centre opening in Bristol In June 2018.

Semen analysis is available as a separate and routine pathology test, not just as part of the fertility pathway. 

Semen Analysis

Patients requiring basic semen analysis, which remains a general pathology test, can be provided by the NHS providers listed below.

  • Bath Fertility Clinic, Bath

  • Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM), Bristol

  • CREATE, Birmingham & London (Bristol from May 2018)

  • London Women’s Clinic , Cardiff & Bristol

  • Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter

  • The Centre for Reproductive & Genetic Health, London

Semen Analysis in and around Bristol

A generic BNSSG referral form should be sent by email to the provider of choice. The 3 closest providers for our population with licensed laboratory are:- (secure email account) or by post to London Women's Clinic Bristol, 2 Clifton Park, Bristol, BS8 3BS. (secure email account) or by post to Bath Fertility Centre, Roman Way, Peasedown St John, Bath BA2 8SG (secure email account) or by post to Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB

Samples can be produced on site or dropped off at the clinics and results will be posted to the referring GP/Consultant the following working day.

On receipt of referral clinics will provide pots, information leaflets and appointment times direct to the patient.