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Sperm Count and Motility

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code SPMO
Test group Semen
Performed by Parnassus & Mt. Zion Hematology
Method Microscopy
Collection Instructions By Appointment only. To schedule at Parnassus call 353-1747, at Mount Zion call 885-7531.

Only one analysis is scheduled per day per site.

This test is not a MediCal benefit; outpatients must be informed of this in writing and warned that they could be financially responsible for the cost of testing.

Obtain written instructions from Specimen Receiving. The patient should abstain from sexual activity for at least 48 hours and no longer than seven (7) days prior to obtaining the specimen

Sample must arrive at the Parnassus laboratory from 0800-1000, Monday-Friday and at the Mt. Zion laboratory from 0700-0900 Monday-Friday. It should be delivered to the laboratory as soon as possible but no more than 1 hour after collection.

The date and time of collection should be noted on the specimen in addition to the patient name and ID#.

Keep sample at room temperature. Do not warm or cool.
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect Entire ejaculate
Sample type Semen
Preferred volume Entire ejaculate
Processing notes Process immediately.
Units see normals
Normal range
Count > 20 x109/L
Motility at 1 hour > 50%
Synonyms Semen;
Turn around times Test run 0800-1000 Monday-Friday at Parnassus laboratory and 0700-0900 Monday-Friday at the Mt. Zion laboratory. Turnaround time: 4 hours
CPT coding 89310
LOINC code 42531-4
Last Updated 6/21/2016 14:06:29
Entry Number 867
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