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About the Andrology Unit

The Hull Andrology Unit is a specialist laboratory, closely associated with The Hull IVF Unit. We offer preliminary investigations for male subfertility problems such as diagnostic semen evaluation. Upon request we carry out more specialised infertility tests including tests for anti-sperm antibodies and vitality. We also carry out post vasectomy semen analysis to confirm the success of vasectomy procedures.

This service took over from the Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust pathology service in January 2009. It will offer continuity of care for those patients who may go on to have fertility treatment in the future. Benefits include the reassurance offered by the IVF Unit’s registration with the:

  • HFEA (Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority)
  • ISO15189 accreditation (International Organisation for Standardisation)        Ref: 8690
  • ISO9001 accreditation (International Organisation for Standardisation)
  • NEQAS (National external quality assurance scheme)

We offer a high standard of care and work in compliance with guidelines set out by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the British Andrology Society (BAS), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the British Fertility Society (BFS). We also take part in regular internal and external quality control schemes to ensure a standardised, high quality service is provided.

Opening Hours

The Hull Andrology Unit is open at the following times:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 – 14:00 (excluding Bank Holidays)

Samples will not be accepted outside of these hours.

On rare occasions the laboratory may be closed for staff training. GPs and consultants will be notified of any planned closures in advance.

Someone will be available to answer calls during the above opening hours. If you are a patient requesting test results these can not be given out over the telephone. The consultant or GP who referred you will be able to provide your results.

Contacting us

Our postal address is:

The Hull IVF Unit (Andrology correspondence)
The Women and Children's Hospital
Hull Royal Infirmary
Anlaby Road

Andrology Laboratory Tel: 01482 608948

Fax: 01482 382672


How to find us

The Hull IVF Unit is located on the ground floor of the Women and Children’s Hospital, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull. The Hospital is located about 1 kilometre west of the city centre train and bus stations, and is easily accessed from the A63 Clive Sullivan Way.

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