Semen analysis – sperm collection

  • Urinate then wash hands and genitalia with soap and water and dry. Collect a sample via masturbation and ejaculation in a sterile pot similar to the one used for urine collection.
  • Sample collection in a condom or via withdrawal is not allowed.
  • The full amount of ejaculate must be gathered.

After a vasectomy, fertility continues as long as spermatozoa remain in the seminal fluid (generally +/- 3 months). The follow-up test is carried out after 3 months (and a minimum of around twenty ejaculations). We generally consider that one semen analysis (with no spermatozoa) is sufficient for confirming infertility.

Beware, semen analysis is not performed on all sites. Please contact your laboratory of choice for additional information.

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