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If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

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NUH Life

Our laboratory andrology service (specialising in men’s health) is located on A-Floor, West Block next to Microbiology.

Making an appointment

Testing must first be requested by a doctor (GP or fertility specialist). The patient then makes the appointment directly with the laboratory by telephone on: 0115 970 9417

For sperm storage, please make sure that you talk to a member of staff directly. Do not leave a message.

The laboratory is normally open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Out of hours work can also be provided for the hospital’s oncology service if sperm storage is required immediately and chemotherapy cannot be delayed.

Want to donate sperm?

Click here to complete our questionaire. 

Donation expenses are provided. 

Contact us


Enquiries, including those of a sensitive nature, can be sent to the below email and will be picked up by a member of the team. Please expect a reply within 48-72 hours. 

Email: nuhnt.andrology@nhs.net or andrology@nuh.nhs.uk

Tel: 0115 970 9417 Ext: 62749



Tracey Simpson

Frances Metcalf-Head


Quality Manager/Donor Co-ordinator

Karen Pooley


Consultant Scientist/Head of Laboratory

Dr Mathew Tomlinson

Private andrology serivces

Unfortunately not everyone can access andrology services free of charge and through the NHS. Sometimes either patients do not meet the local criteria in order to be eligible for funding or sometimes not all tests or treatments are provided at all by the NHS.

Just about everything we offer can be obtained privately including:

Diagnostic testing

  • Semen Analysis (including computer assisted semen analysis)
  • Post vasectomy testing
  • Test wash procedure (trial sperm preparation)
  • Sperm storage
  • Sperm donation
  • Donor sperm

For latest prices contact the laboratory


Sperm Toxicity Testing

In addition we offer other services which may be of use to other laboratories or healthcare companies who wish to have materials which may come into contact with sperm tested, to ensure that they are not toxic to sperm and affect either their motility or viability. This is now mandatory for regulated laboratories and required for HFEA licensing and accredtation and may include:


  • Sperm collection containers or collection condoms
  • Preparation (centrifuge) tubes
  • Pipettes/pipette tips
  • Luricant gel
  • Culture media


We use more sensitive (quantitative) measures of sperm motility and velocity in line with latest ABA guidelines to ensure that and small yet significant negative effect on sperm function is detected. Video clips of sperm can be provided as ‘hard copy’ evidence.For an up to date price or quote please contact the laboratory:

Email: onnuhnt.andrology@nhs.net