Postvasectomy Sperm Evaluation, Qualitative

CPT: 89321
Updated on 9/8/2019
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Synonyms

  • Semen Analysis, Postvasectomy

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day


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Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Semen


Volume

Entire ejaculate


Minimum Volume

The laboratory will attempt to analyze any specimen volume submitted.


Container

Clean, no additive container; nonspermicidal condom is acceptable.


Collection

Collect seminal fluid by masturbation only. Collect entire ejaculate into the specimen container. Avoid the use of lubricants and other contaminants. Avoid temperature extremes during transportation. Abstinence from ejaculation: Two to seven days prior to collection.


Storage Instructions

Transport specimens to the laboratory at ambient temperatures (20°C to 37°C). Do not refrigerate or freeze.


Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

72 hours (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Refrigerated

Unstable (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Frozen

Unstable (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Freeze/thaw cycles

Unstable (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

72 hours (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Refrigerated

Unstable (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Frozen

Unstable (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)

Freeze/thaw cycles

Unstable (stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference)


Patient Preparation

No special preparation.


Causes for Rejection

Refrigerated specimens; frozen specimens; specimens greater than 72 hours from collection; samples collected in spermicidal condoms


Test Details


Use

Complete absence of sperm in this test is considered a negative result. Incomplete ejaculation and/or incomplete collection of total ejaculate may cause false-negative results.


Methodology

Macroscopic and microscopic semen examination


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
519020 Post-Vas Sperm Evaluation,Qual 519014 Volume mL 3160-9
519020 Post-Vas Sperm Evaluation,Qual 519018 Post-Vas Sperm, Qual 29990-9

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