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Semen Analysis, Post Vasectomy*

Important Note

*This test is orderable in Cerner

Performing Laboratory

Rutland Regional Medical Center Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Ejaculate

Container/Tube: Clean, dry container-Condom is not acceptable.

Specimen Volume: Entire ejaculate

Specimen Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Collection Instructions:

1. Patient should have 2 to 7 days of sexual abstinence.

2. Specimen is best collected by masturbation.

3. Label container with patient’s name, identification number, date and time of collection, and type of specimen.

4. Specimen should be maintained at body temperature.

Reference Values

Reported as present or absent and motile or nonmotile

Days Performed

Monday - Thursday, 7am - 4pm

Analytical Time:

1 day


Microscopic Examination

This assay is used to verify that sperm have been successfully excluded from the ejaculate after vasectomy.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Specimen Transport Temperature

Body temperature/37° C