Test Overview
Test Methodology

Provider performed microscopy

Test Usage

Performed by authorized providers in the point of care. The qualitative semen analysis is limited to the determination of the presence/absence of sperm. Semen analysis may be performed to evaluate the effectiveness of a vasectomy procedure. The procedure is performed by a physician or other authorized healthcare provider who has completed the competency assessment.

Reference Range *

Not present

Test Limitations

This procedure does not include concentration of the semen and therefore has limited sensitivity

Test Details
Soft Order Code
PPMVS
MiChart Code
Semen Analysis, Post-Vasectomy, PPM
Laboratory
Point of Care
Section
Point of Care
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

1. Follow positive patient identification. Follow standard precautions when collecting and handling and disposal of specimens.
2. Label a clean, dry container which is sealable and leak proof with patients identifiers, date, and time of collection.
3. Collect semen in sterile container.
4. Evaluate the specimen within 30 minutes of collection.
5. Store at room temperature (15-30 C). Do not place the specimen in the refrigerator. Do not use specimens older than 2 hours.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens; older than 2 hours, exposed to powder, detergents, spermicides, and/or exposed to extreme temperatures
Additional Information

For more test specific information, please refer to the test procedure found on the Michigan Medicine POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care

Billing
CPT Code
87172
LOINC
6676-1
NY State Approved
No