Fertility semen analysis request
The Regional Andrology Service (RAS) is a fertility investigation service available to GPs and hospitals in the Northern Trust, South Eastern Trust and Belfast Trust areas only.
The service is not available for post-vasectomy checks.
Making a referral
Requests will only be accepted from registered medical practitioners. Patients cannot self-refer.
- From 1st February 2018, ALL GP requests for Fertility Semen Analysis should be processed via the electronic CCG referral system. This mean that requests are sent directly to the Regional Andrology Service for processing. For guidance for this new CCG referral pathway, refer to the NHS GP website. Select Royal Victoria Hospital/Gynaecology – Fertility Semen Analysis
- GPs with no access to CCG should print a Semen Analysis Request Form and post it to: Regional Fertility Centre, RJMS, Belfast Trust, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, BT12 6BA
Please note: As the Andrology laboratory is a UKAS accredited laboratory, we are required to ensure the correct version and up-to-date review date is on the request form. This means the original hard copy request form you have used in the past may become invalid if the form has since been reviewed. As we are unable to accept invalid forms, we will be required to return the form to you for resubmission.
- Hospital departments may refer using the Semen Analysis Request Form.
Male details must include the health and care number for the patient.
On receipt of the request, the Regional Fertility Centre will send the patient a letter inviting them to book an appointment at a time suitable to them.
We do not issue results directly to the patient. Results will be sent to the referrer, usually within 2 weeks of the appointment.
Click to select a copy of the user manual – RAS User Manual
Regional Andrology Service User Survey 2019 – In February 2019 we undertook a user survey. Click here to read their feedback about the service.