Seminal Fluid Viability

Code
300.9050
Name
Seminal Fluid Viability
Category
None
Department
Hematology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Viability, Semen
CPT Codes
89300
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Semen

Volume

1.0 mL

Transport Info

Deliver to lab within 15 minutes
Maintain @ body temperature (37°C) as much as possible.

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

The patient must not have had a fever for 3 days prior to collecting the specimen
No ejaculation for 3 days prior to each specimen collection unless instructed otherwise by the physician
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Masturbation is the preferred means by which to collect the specimen as it is the method that is least likely to contaminate the sperm
Prior to collection by masturbation, thoroughly wash hands and genitals with plain soap and water. Rinse free of all soap residue and dry.
(Remember that it is very important that the laboratory receives a non-contaminated specimen, so take care to avoid touching the tip of the penis)
Do not use a condom for collection unless otherwise instructed
Do not use creams or lubricants during collection
The penis should not come in contact with the vagina during specimen collection unless otherwise instructed
Ejaculate 1 time only directly into a clean, dry, wide mouth container (obtain container from laboratory)
Entire specimen must be submitted for accurate test results (mishaps in specimen collection require collecting another specimen at a later time)
Immediately after collection, assure that lid is securely tightened and maintain container in upright position

Reference Range

See report

Methodology

Clinical Significance

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