SEMB - Specimen: Semen Analysis with Strict Morphology

Test Catalog

Test ID: SEMB    
Semen Analysis with Strict Morphology

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Semen

Advisory Information

Semen analysis specimens submitted to Mayo Medical 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. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex 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 specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

A minimum count is needed. Lab will determine.

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

 

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SemenAmbient36 hours