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Regional Diagnostic Andrology Service

NHS E-Referral Service goes live Summer 2016

This service is offered to patients registered with a GP within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and provides a semen diagnostic analysis and information service for male patients who are actively trying to conceive.

To enable patients to arrange a convenient time to bring in their sample, referral and booking will be available via the NHS E-Referral Service. Appointments are available between 9am-12pm, Monday to Friday. This will provide a better experience for the patient by having a dedicated time-slot, rather than several patients attending at the same time.

The Service is called:

"Semen Analysis - Gynaecology - LRI - RWE", and is due to go live in the summer of 2016.

GPs will still need to fill in a request form and give this to the patient, as currently. Samples without a request form will not be tested and will be discarded. Please note this service is only for patients actively trying to conceive.

Anybody wishing to have a private semen analysis can do so by contacting the Leicester Fertility Centre on 0116 258 5922 and booking an appointment, there is a small cost for this service.

Andrology Service

The NHS Regional Diagnostic Andrology (semen analysis) service for infertility semen samples is based at the Leicester Fertility Center, Level 0 Kensington Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, LE1 5WW.

Instructions can be downloaded from this page or a paper copy can be faxed to you on request on 0116 258 5922

Please note that we review and update our information regularly to ensure the best possible service for your patients. Please check the website regularly for updates.

Samples are only accepted Monday - Friday 9.00am until 12.00 (noon)

  • Samples must be delivered by hand to the reception as a short form must be filled out upon receipt

  • There is no clinic specific parking for this service

  • A wide mouthed container with a silver lid must be provided to the patient along with a referral form such as a microbiology form, prescription form or Anglia ICE print out
  • Please note we do not use the Anglia ICE system so patients will need to be provided with all printed instructions, request forms and sample containers
  • Samples must be produced at home and brought to the clinic within an hour of production
  • We understand it might be necessary for patients to produce sample on site. There are limited facilities at the clinic for sample production. If you wish to book these for a specific patient please call 0116 258 5922. Priority is given to Leicester Fertility Centre patients

Paper results are issued within 5 working to your clinic, and can be viewed on the iLAB system as well as you receiving the paper copy.

Whilst we endeavor to ensure a smooth and efficient service for both patients and health care professionals, there maybe occasions when a sample cannot be tested or a repeat is requested. We will try and inform the patient and healthcare professional as soon as possible if this is the case.

Please contact the clinic to arrange an appointment if your patient requires a retro-grade semen analysis.

Private Semen Analysis

A private semen analysis can be booked directly with the clinic by the patient on 0116 258 5922.

  • Appointments are 90 minutes long and are based at Leicester Fertility Centre

  • Appointments are with a member of the Andrology team

  • Samples are produced onsite

  • Results are given the same day during consultation

  • A fee if £85 is payable on the day for the test

 Appointments are available:

Monday                          13.30 until 16.00

Tuesday                          13.30 until 16.00

Thursday                         13.30 until 16.00