MSTC1 - Specimen: Strict Criteria Sperm Morphology for Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment, Semen

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Test Name

Test ID: MSTC1    
Strict Criteria Sperm Morphology for Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment, Semen

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Advisory Information

Conventional semen analysis (FER / Semen Analysis) should be performed in conjunction with each strict criteria sperm morphology.

Necessary Information

Sperm count/mL is required (million/mL).

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.

Container/Tube: Slides

Specimen Volume: 2 slides-10 microL of liquefied semen on each slide

Collection Instructions:

1. If sperm concentration is <10 million/mL, centrifuge the specimen at 300 x G for 10 minutes before making slides.

2 Label 2 frosted slides in pencil with the patient's first and last name and the date of specimen collection. No adhesive labels.

3. Allow the semen to liquefy for 30 minutes.

4. Place 10 microL of liquefied semen on the label end of each slide, and evenly smear the specimen using a plain slide (this process is the same as making a blood smear).

5. Allow the smears to air dry for 15 minutes before placing both slides into 1 slide holder for shipment.

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

A minimum count is needed; lab will determine

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









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

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