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Test Name: Semen Analysis

Test Code(s): SEMA / HCSEMA

CPT Code(s): Not Available

Methodology: Computer Assisted Semen Analysis

Request Form: ART/Andrology Laboratory Semen Specimen Test Request Form

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, 0730-1445.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 10 days.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Semen

Patient Preparation: Recommend 2-3 days abstinence prior to specimen collection.

Collection Instructions: Special container is required.  Patient needs to contact Generations Fertility Care at (608) 824-6160 to arrange an appointment for collection or to pick up collection material.

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container provided by Generations Fertility Care

Specimen Transport: Avoid temperature extremes. Transport specimen within 30 minutes of collection.


Reference Interval:

Sperm Concentration: > = 15 M/mL 

% Motility: > = 40%

Volume: > = 1.5 mL

pH: > 7.2

Round cells/hpf: < = 5 M/mL 

% Normal forms: > = 4% (Interpretation based on Kruger's Strict Criteria)


Reference ranges are derived from the 5th Edition of the World Health Organization recommendations (2010). Additional non-reported analysis parameters are available upon request.

Additional Information:

If round cells are greater than 5 M/mL, a differential will be done to distinguish between WBC's, immature sperm cells and non-specific cellular objects.

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