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Postvasectomy Semen Analysis Test

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Postvasectomy Semen Analysis Test

The Postvasectomy Semen Analysis provides a qualitative analysis for the presence of sperm in a semen sample.  A vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization.  After a successful vasectomy there should be no sperm present in the man's semen.  Postvasectomy testing is typically done to ensure the procedure was successful.  Results for this test will indicate only if there are sperm present in the sample or not.  Unlike a more in depth semen analysis fertility test, the sample for a postvasectomy test can be taken at nearly any collection site.

Customer who require a more detailed semen test for fertility should inquire about the Basic Semen Analysis Test

Please see the requirements listed below to ensure the highest level of accuracy in your testing. 

Turnaround time for the Semen Analysis, Postvasectomy is typically 1-3 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Incubation Period:

This test is most effective at least 2-4 months after the vasectomy and after at least 20 ejaculations after the vasectomy procedure.  Multiple tests should be performed at least 2-4 weeks apart.  Customers should also observe between two and seven days of sexual abstinence and avoid ejaculation before producing the specimen.


Seminal fluid should be collected by masturbation only.  Collect entire ejaculate in the specimen container.  Avoid the use of lubricants and other contaminants.  Please obtain a specimen container from the lab prior to collection or verify with lab personnel which types of containers are appropriate.  Avoid temperature extremes while transporting specimen. 


It is very important to screw the lid of the specimen container on tightly to avoid leakage or spills. 

Specimens should be taken to the lab as soon as possible after collection to ensure they are received by the testing site within 72 hours of collection.  Customers should consult with their chosen lab if they wish to deposit a specimen on Friday or Saturday to ensure their transportation schedule will allow for timely transport of the specimen. 



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