Semen Analysis, Basic

CPT: 89320
Updated on 9/8/2019
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Special Instructions

This test is not available at all locations. Contact the laboratory prior to specimen collection. This procedure must be scheduled with the laboratory performing the test. The patient should have between two and seven days of sexual abstinence before producing the specimen. This test requires a fresh specimen; therefore, this procedure is available only at sperm testing facilities.


Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 6 days


Related Information



Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Semen


Volume

Entire ejaculate


Minimum Volume

Approximately 0.5 mL


Container

Sterile screw-cap container


Collection

See Patient Instructions for Semen Collection.


Storage Instructions

Testing must begin within 60 minutes of specimen production. In the interim, the specimen should be kept at room temperature, but it is recommended that it be kept close to the body (inside a shirt or coat) to avoid temperature extremes during transport.


Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

1 hour; keep sample close to body (inside shirt or coat) to avoid temperature extremes during transport. (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

1 hour; keep sample close to body (inside shirt or coat) to avoid temperature extremes during transport. (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

Patient should abstain from sexual activity for two to seven days prior to specimen collection.


Causes for Rejection

Specimens older than one hour; insufficient sperm (may prevent adequate estimate of percent normal morphology)


Test Details


Use

Diagnose male factor infertility, including oligozoöspermia, azoöspermia, asthenozoöspermia, and teratozoöspermia


Methodology

Manual macroscopic and microscopic examination of semen


References

World Health Organization. WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen. 5th ed. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO; 2010.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519087 Time Collected 13358-7
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519088 Time Received 63572-2
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519164 Time Since Last Emission hours 10587-4
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519089 Appearance 13359-5
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519090 Liquefaction 10580-9
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519085 Liquefaction Comment 8251-1
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519166 Estimated Non-Liquified % 80724-8
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519091 Viscosity 32789-0
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519092 Volume mL 3160-9
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519093 pH 2752-4
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519094 Epithelial Cells /hpf 58766-7
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519095 RBC /hpf 58767-5
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519096 Bacteria /hpf 14124-2
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519097 Trichomonas /hpf 80725-5
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519098 Debris /hpf 42672-6
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519099 Round Cell Concentration x10E6/mL 10585-8
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519102 Non-specific Aggregation 81138-0
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519101 Agglutination 33217-1
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519103 Concentration, Sperm x10E6/mL 9780-8
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519104 Total Sperm in Ejaculate x10E6 72517-6
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519105 Total Motility (PR+NP) % 6800-7
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519106 Progressive Motility (PR) % 14194-5
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519167 Non-Progressive (NP) % 10620-3
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519168 Immotile Sperm % 10611-2
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519107 Total Motile Sperm x10E6 71387-5
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519147 Progressively Motile Sperm x10E6 81319-6
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519169 NonProgressive Sperm x10E6 81283-4
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519149 Normal Morphology-Strict % 10622-9
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519161 Leukocyte Concentration x10E6/mL 10579-1
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519162 Immature Germ Cell Conc. x10E6/mL 10576-7
519114 Semen Analysis, Basic 519163 Comments: 77202-0
Reflex Table for Total Motility (PR+NP)
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 519170 Viability 519170 Viability % 10613-8

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