The Andrology Unit
The Hull Andrology Unit is a specialist laboratory, adjacent to and 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.
For patient and staff safety, all Andrology Sample Drop Offs for fertility and post vasectomy checks will be carried out on an appointment basis only i.e. no patient sample drop in service. Please use our online booking tool, found at https://www.hullivf.org.uk/bookings/.
If you attend the Unit without a prior booked appointment, unfortunately we will not be able to process your sample. This is to protect other patients and staff.
If you think that you need to produce a sample using our onsite facilities, then please call the clinic directly where one of our staff will be more than happy to help.
All test results will be sent direct to your referring GP or Consultant, please contact them direct, as unfortunately we are unable to give results over the telephone.
If you have any questions, please contact us on 01482 382648, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help.
Page Last Modified: 3rd February 2021