The Semen Analysis, Postvasectomy test may be used to determine successful vasectomy. This test measures semiquantitative presence, motility, volume and pH of the ejaculate. Turnaround time for the Semen Analysis, Postvasectomy is typically 1-3 business days.
The Semen Analysis, Postvasectomy test is most effective 2 months after the vasectomy and after at least 20 ejaculations after the vasectomy procedure. The physician should allow a two- to four-week interval between examinations. Patients should also observe between two and seven days of sexual abstinence before producing the specimen.
Optimally, the specimen should be delivered to the laboratory as soon as possible but may be analyzed within 72 hours of collection.