Semen Analysis, Strict Morphology

Order Code:LAB90553Order Name:Semen Analysis, Strict Morphology
Methodology:Macroscopic and microscopic analysis.
CPT Codes: 89322 x1
Test Includes:Liquefaction, viscosity, pH, volume, concentration, total number, motility, vitality, round cell concentration, and morphological interpretation of stained smear.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri and by appt only; results are reported within 5 business days
Special Instructions:For further information, contact Diagnostic Andrology Laboratory at 612-672-4080; for patient scheduling, contact 612-672-4072.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection
Container:Container, Semen
Collection Instructions:Physician instructs patient to abstain from ejaculation for 2-7 days before collection. Patient should collect specimen on-site. In limited circumstances the patient may collect specimen off-site. The laboratory provides instructions for off-site collection.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen greater than 1 hour old. Unapproved container. Improper method of collection.
Contraindications:Incomplete collection of ejaculate may result in decreased sperm number.

Processing and Shipping

Test Performed at or Referral Lab (Diagnostic Andrology Laboratory)


Reference Range:


Grey-opalescent to opaque, initially viscous


15-60 minutes


Greater than or equal to 7.2


1.5 mL or greater


15 million/mL or greater

Total sperm number

39 million or greater

Total Motility (non-progressive and progressive)

Greater than or equal to 40%

Progressive motility

Greater than or equal to 32%

Leukocyte concentration

Less than 2 million/mL


58% or greater

Normal morphology

4% or greater


·      WHO laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen – 5th Ed., 2010


Use:Infertility studies, post vasectomy studies: diagnosis of azoospermia, oligozoospermia, asthenozoospermia

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