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Test Code LAB92057 Semen Analysis (WHO5 Morphology)

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Reporting Title

Semen Analysis (WHO5 Morphology)


Macroscopic and Microscopic Analysis

Includes volume measurement, motility, morphology, sperm count, and viscosity.

Used for infertility studies and diagnosis of azoospermia and oligospermia.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH, GMC Core Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 30 to 60 minutes of collection (maximum:  2 hours if kept warm).


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.

3. Date and time of collection are required on request form for processing.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Reference Values

Volume:  2.0-5.0 mL

Liquefaction:  liquefied in less than 30 minutes

Normal or average range:  ≥ 15 M/mL

Viscosity:  normal

Motility: Forward progress  ≥32%

Morphology:  ≥4% normal, mature forms

Morphology is reported as normal if  ≥ 4% of forms are normal ((WHO Classification).

Note:  Low temperatures during transport may decrease motility of sperm.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

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