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PVAS
SEMEN ANALYSIS, POST VASECTOMY

Test Code PVAS 
Test SEMEN ANALYSIS, POST VASECTOMY 
Methodology Microscopic Examination 
Description Useful to verify that sperm have been successfully excluded from the ejaculate after vasectomy. Report information will include the presence or absence of sperm cells and, if present, their concentration and motility status. 
Specimen See "Semen Collection" for collection instructions.

To ensure the most viable semen specimen, semen collections are to be done at the NorDx 100 West Campus Drive Patient Service Center (PSC) in Scarborough. Hours for collection of semen specimens are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Private and clean spaces, as well as, collection instructions are available to patients who present to produce a semen specimen.

Forward the total ejaculate at ambient temperature (68 - 90F or 20 - 32C). 

Reference Values The success of a vasectomy is assessed by the presence of <100,000 non-motile sperm/mL at six months after vasectomy. 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 89321  

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