Semen, Post Vasectomy

Sunquest Code:PVAS  
Epic Code:LAB3705Epic Name:Semen Analysis Post Vasectomy

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2-5 mL. Submit entire collection.
Container:Container, Semen (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  (Range, Lakes, Clinics, Grand Itasca)


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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