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Test Code 02C Sperm Count Post Vasectomy

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Sperm Count Post Vasectomy

Epic: LAB891 Semen Analysis, Post-Vasectomy

MA Cerner: Sperm Ct, Post Vasectomy.

Test Method

Manual Dilution And Count Using Neubauer Counting Chamber And Microscopy

Specimen Requirement

Semen specimen is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Semen specimen is collected by masturbation into a new clean plastic container. Specimen is collected after a three day period of sexual abstinence. Prophylactic condoms may not be used in collection of specimen for fertility studies. SCD (seminal collection device) condoms designed for seminal fluid collection and evaluation may be used. If there is any question regarding the suitability of a specimen contact the physician or a pathologist before rejecting it.

The time of collection must be noted. Care must be taken to collect the entire specimen. The specimen must arrive at the testing site within 24 hours of collection. The specimen must be kept at ambient temperature while being transported.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Testing is typically completed the same day the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

None seen/High Powered Field (HPF)

CPT Code Information

89310 Semen analysis; motility and count

Useful For

Determining male fertility status

LOINC Code Information

12256-4 Spermatozoa [#/area] In Semen By Microscopy High Power Field-Post Vasectomy

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