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Test Code SEMV Semen Examination, Post Vasectomy

Important Note

Please note:  Specimen must arrive within 90 minutes of collection.

Semen Collection Instructions and Patient Form

Specimens may only be dropped off at the Outpatient Testing Center on the Main Bronson Campus in Kalamazoo or Battle Creek College Street location. Due to the need to perform testing promptly, specimens cannot be dropped off at other service locations.

Bronson Lakeview Laboratory and Bronson South Haven Laboratory no longer performs Semen Analysis for post vasectomy. Please have patient drop specimen off at Main Bronson Campus in Kalamazoo or Battle Creek.

Test is performed Monday through Friday (7 a.m.- 5 p.m.)

Phlebotomy Instructions Standard Work: Semen Process for Phlebotomy

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Methodist Hospital (downtown Kalamazoo),
 Hematology Department


Bronson Battle Creek Laboratory, Battle Creek,

Hematology Department

Reference Values

<0.10 million/ml


Includes microscopic check for presence of sperm. 
Samples rec’d within 2 hours of collection will also be evaluated
for motility. 

Specimen Requirements

Testing Locations:  Samples for post-vasectomy testing may be dropped off

at Bronson Outpatient Testing in downtown Kalamazoo, Bronson Laboratory in Battle Creek.


Specimen Type: Semen

Container/Tube: Clean, dry, glass or hard
plastic container with lid

Please note:  

A condom or soft, plastic container or bag is not acceptable

Specimen Volume: Entire ejaculate

Specimen Transport Temperature/Stability:  

  • The optimal specimen is tested within 2 hours
    after collection.  This allows for  the evaluation of
    motility.  Samples rec’d after 2 hours of
    collection will only be evaluated for the presence of sperm.
  • Specimens for the determination of presence of
    sperm are stable for up to 24 hours at room
     temperature.   Note: Refrigeration of samples
    delivered to lab more than 2 hours after collection is not a cause
    for rejection.





Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient (Room Temperature)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Test is performed Monday through Friday (7 a.m.- 5 p.m.)

Test Classification and CPT Coding