Semen is incubated for up to 1 hour at body temperature (37 degrees C) to allow the sample to liquefy. The sample is then measured for volume and analyzed microscopically to determine the number of sperm present, the number of moving or motile sperm, and the properties of the sperm motility.(The WHO Laboratory Manual for the examination of human semen and sperm-cervical mucus interaction. Fifth edition. Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Send specimen Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday
Specimens are discarded after testing.