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SEMEN FERTILITY SCREEN

Mnemonic

SE FS

Synonym

Semen Analysis - Fertility - Semen - Sperm - Fertility Study, Semen Analysis - Sperm Count Baseline

Includes

Viscosity, Volume, Sperm count, Motility, Morphology

Guidelines

Patient should obtain collection instructions form and collection container BEFORE collecting sample. See Patient Instructions for Collecting Semen Fertility Screen Sample.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

This test is done by appointment only. Please call Client Services at (503) 413-1234 or Toll free (877) 270-5566 to make an appointment and receive instructions, container and required form.

Collect

Semen, entire sample, in a sterile plastic container.

Handling

Patient should collect a semen sample by masturbation following the laboratory's collection instructions. Sample must be received within 30 minutes of collection. Protect from temperature extremes by keeping container near the body. Patient must complete the form and bring the form and sample to the designated location within 30 minutes of collection.

Preferred Volume

The entire sample should be collected into a sterile plastic container.

Minimum Volume

Entire sample must be submitted. Minimum of 1.0 mL required for complete technical analysis.

Rejection Criteria

Specimen collected in condom, with lubricant or by withdrawal, exposure to temperature extremes, incompletely collected samples, delivery of specimen more than 2 hours post collection

Stability

Between 20-40°C: 30 minutes. Some parameters are stable up to 2 hours (Volume, Count, Morphology)

Testing Information

Performed

By appointment, Mon - Fri from 0900-1330 at Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Mount Hood

Reported

24 hours

Method

Manual count

Reference Values

Reference Values

Volume:    1.5-5 mL
Sperm Count:    ≥20 x 106/mL
Total Sperm Count:     ≥40 X 106
Motility:     >60%
Viability:     ≥50%
Morphology:     <40% abnormal

CPT Codes

89320

Last Updated: Monday, June 19, 2017 02:53:32 PM


Client Services: 503-413-1234