Semen, Post Vasectomy

Abbrev Code:PVAS   
Order Code:LAB3705Order Name:Semen Analysis Post Vasectomy
CPT Codes: 89321 x1, 89310 x1
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MHealth Clinics Performing Post Vas Testing

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2-5 mL. Submit entire collection.
Container:Container, Semen
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:Specimen must arrive within 20-60 minutes of collection and must be analyzed within 2 hours of collection. Immediately deliver to testing personnel. If collecting off-site, keep the specimen cup warmed to body temperature during transportation to the laboratory.
Causes for Rejection:Sample should be analyzed within the same day of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Specimen must arrive within 60 minutes of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (Clinics-See Associated Links, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, St. John's)


Reference Range:Vasectomy occlusive success is defined by the 2012 American Urologic Association guideline as Azoospermia or Rare Non-motile sperm. Presence of ≤100,000 non-motile sperm/mL based on microscopic exam of at least 50 hps in a single well-mixed uncentrifuged post-vasectomy semen specimen, assuming no motile sperm are observed.
Use:Used to detect the presence of absence of sperm.
Used to detect motility (Range and Grand Itasca only).

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