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Post Vasectomy Screening

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Haematology

Test information: By prior arrangement with the laboratory. Please download the Post Vasectomy request form and patient information available on ICE. The patient should contact the Haematology laboratory (01872 252502) to request an appointment for 16 weeks post procedure.
Due to limited availability, we advise contacting the laboratory soon after the procedure.
We will arrange the appointment for approximately 16 weeks post procedure. Please provide the patient with a 60ml silver top toxicity tested universal container for sample collection.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Ejaculate;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Special kit obtained from the lab;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
The patient should deliver their sample along with the pre-analytical questionnaire/ request form ideally within 45 minutes of collection at their appointment . Do not send samples via courier service.
Toxicity tested UC available from the clinics that performed the procedure.
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
A patient is usually considered clear after two results where no spermatozoa are seen or if spermatozoa are present and immotile below <100,000/ml.
Special clearance may be given by the clinician.
Assessment of a single sample may be appropriate, provided there is strict adherence to instructions for production, delivery and time to examination.
The laboratory will attempt to quantify and report the number of spermatozoa/ml.
However due to the small numbers seen an accurate determination may be below the limit of detection for the test.
The presence of motile spermatozoa will be reported, however motility will not be assessed.
UKAS number
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If you have any queries about a test or results interpretation please contact us.

Last updated: 03-05-2024