Semen Post-Vasectomy

Method Name



Semen Count; Post-vasectomy Semen Count, Semen - Post Vasectomy

Specimen Required

semen in a clean, dry container

Specimen Minimum Volume

submit entire collection

Specimen Stability Information

Must be delivered to the laboratory within 24 hours and protected from temperature extremes. (See remarks)

Special Instructions

· It is important that all of the following steps be followed to ensure that accurate and reliable results are obtained. · It is suggested that the semen sample be collected after 2 – 3 days of abstinence. · It is preferred that specimens be dropped off between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday. · Masturbation is the preferred method of collection. · Warm the specimen collection container to body temperature before collection by placing it under the armpit or other warm body area. · Collect the entire specimen into the clean, dry container provided. · Try to maintain the specimen near body temperature, but no colder than room temperature, from the time of collection until delivery to the Laboratory. Avoid temperature extremes. · Label the container with: Patient name and date and time of collection · Deliver the specimen to the Laboratory within 24 hours of collection. · Please call Ready Registration before arriving at the hospital to expedite the processing of your specimen.

Performing Laboratory

Monday – Friday. Turn around time is 4 hours.

Reference Values

See report