The global market for male semen analysis is projected to reach $1.49bn by 2031. Studies in sub-Saharan Africa reveal declining semen quality, contributing to 40% of infertility cases in South Africa.
To this end, SABS has adopted ISO 23162, a standard for semen examination, aiding clinics in aligning with international practices, improving diagnoses, and treatment strategies. Accredited labs meeting SANS 23162 can assure patients of reliable results, potentially encouraging more clinics to conduct semen analysis.

ISO 23162 – Basic semen examination – specification and test method – is a document that provides the specifications that are applicable to the entire process of basic manual semen examination and for sample preparation for Computer-Aided Sperm Analysis.

As an adopted standard, SANS 23162 will enable medical laboratories and fertility clinics to align with international specifications and approaches.
To this end, SABS has adopted ISO 23162, a standard for semen examination, aiding clinics in aligning with international practices, improving diagnoses, and treatment strategies. Accredited labs meeting SANS 23162 can assure patients of reliable results, potentially encouraging more clinics to conduct semen analysis.

ISO 23162 – Basic semen examination – specification and test method – is a document that provides the specifications that are applicable to the entire process of basic manual semen examination and for sample preparation for Computer-Aided Sperm Analysis.

As an adopted standard, SANS 23162 will enable medical laboratories and fertility clinics to align with international specifications and approaches.

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