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SPERM SEARCH, POST VASECTOMY

Mnemonic

SE PV

Synonym

Post Vasectomy Specimen - Semen Count - Sperm - SE POST V

Guidelines

Patient should obtain collection instructions form and collection container BEFORE collecting sample. See Patient Instructions for Collecting a Post Vasectomy Sample.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Semen, entire sample, in sterile plastic container

Handling

Patient should collect a semen sample by masturbation following the laboratory's collection instructions. The entire sample should be collected into a sterile plastic container. Protect from temperature extremes. Deliver to laboratory within 2 hours of collection. Call Client Services to obtain collection instructions form and container. Patient must complete the form and bring the form and sample to the designated location.

Preferred Volume

Entire sample must be submitted.

Minimum Volume

Minimum of 0.5 mL required for complete technical analysis.

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Specimen collected in condom, with lubricant or by withdrawal, incompletely collected samples, samples greater than 24 hours old, frozen samples

Stability

Room temperature: 2 hours optimal; Refrigerated: May be performed up to 24 hours after collection

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Collected at Legacy Meridian Park, Legacy Mount Hood and Legacy Central Laboratory

Reported

24 hours

Method

Microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

No sperm present.

CPT Codes

89321

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 09:14:39 AM


Client Services: 503-413-1234