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Test ID: FER    
Semen Analysis, Semen

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Semen

Advisory Information

Semen analysis specimens submitted to Mayo Clinic Laboratories are not acceptable for fructose testing due to the use of dilution media. See FROS / Fructose, Semen or Seminal Plasma for specimen requirements for fructose testing in azoospermia patients.

 

Submit separate specimen to rule-out ejaculatory duct blockage. Positive result indicates no blockage.

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection. Send specimen Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday. If holiday falls on a Saturday, holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday. Sunday holidays are observed on the following Monday. Specimen should be collected and packaged as close to shipping time as possible. Laboratory does not perform testing on weekends.

Necessary Information

Include the following information:

-Semen volume (required)

-Viscosity                   

-pH

-Appearance (color)

-Number of days of sexual abstinence

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: Patient should have 2 to 7 days of sexual abstinence at the time of semen collection for accurate results. 

Supplies: Semen Analysis Kit - Dilution Media (T178)

Specimen Volume: Total ejaculate

Collection Instructions:

1. After collection, allow the specimen to liquefy for 1 hour.

2. Measure the volume.

3. Place the specimen into media within 1 hour.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Total ejaculate

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated by Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SemenAmbient