The semen analysis or spermiogram is one of the first tests performed on the male. This analysis provides information on the fertility potential of the man when examining different parameters of the seminal sample and that can be key in both the diagnosis and the treatment of assisted reproduction.
The study of the semen sample is carried out by analyzing macroscopic and microscopic parameters. The macroscopic parameters refer to appearance, volume, pH, viscosity, colour or the presence of gelatinous bodies; while at the microscopic level, the sperm are analyzed in terms of concentration, mobility, morphology, agglutinations, aggregates, sperm vitality test, as well as the presence of other cell types other than sperm.
All of them can be important in the reproductive diagnosis of men, but they also provide indications of the health status of each patient.
The REM, Mobile Sperm Count, is a test that is sometimes performed as a complement to the semen analysis, confirming some parameters analyzed, mainly mobility. This estimate allows us to know the sperm with the optimal potential to carry out fertilization and has weight in the choice of the most appropriate assisted reproduction technique to perform.
Therefore, the REM is a complementary test to the seminogram that confirms parameters analyzed in it, providing more information regarding its use in clinical practice.