Semen Analysis Referral

The Regional Andrology Service (RAS) is a fertility investigation service available to General Practitioners and hospital Trusts 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 01st February 2018, all GP referrals for Diagnostic Fertility Semen Analysis should be processed via the electronic CCG referral system. This mean that referrals are sent directly to the Regional Fertility Centre for processing. For guidance for this new CCG referral pathway refer to the NHS GP website.
  • RFC Consultants and other hospital departments may refer using the Semen Analysis request form (FM-AN-RefSA 689).

Male details must include the health and care number for the patient.

For latest referral form please download here -  Regional Andrology Service Referral Form




On receipt of the referral we 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. The result will be sent back to the referrer, usually within 2 weeks of the appointment.

RAS User Manual

For a referral form and copy of the user manual please telephone 028 9063 5888 (option 1).

Regional Andrology Service User Survey - January 2017

We undertook a survey of 100 GPs who use the Regional Andrology Service across the Belfast, South Eastern and Northern Trust areas. Click here to read their feedback about the service.