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Test Code LAB891 Semen Post Vasectomy

Additional Codes

OBL Hlab 46480

Reporting Title

Semen -Post Vasectomy


Macroscopic and Microscopic Analysis

Used for post-vasectomy patients.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH, GMC, MH, SH and OBL Core Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 30 to 60 minutes of collection (maximum:  2 hours if kept warm [can be accepted up to 24 hours]).


Collect entire ejaculate (minimum volume:  1 mL) in a clean, dry, glass or plastic container. (Specimen collected in a condom is not acceptable.) Specimen must be kept at body temperature (37° C). Forward promptly to laboratory.

Note:  1. To keep specimen warm, place container inside clothing, next to skin.

2. Patient should have 3 days of sexual abstinence (ejaculation) at time of semen collection for accurate results.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Reference Values

Zero sperm seen

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding