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24851 Semen, Qualitative

Semen, Qualitative
Test Code: SEM-QL
Synonyms/Keywords
Post Vasectomy Check​
Test Components
Sperm presence/absence, WBC's​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Semen​ Sterile plastic container​ Sterile container​ 0.2 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions
Recommend 3-5 days of abstinence. 
Marshfield Campus - Deliver immediately to the Clinical Manual section.
All Other Facilities - Deliver immediately to Marshfield Labs. Refrigerate specimens older than 2 days.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Semen​ Ambient​ 2 days​
Refrigerate​ 1 week​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​1 day ​​Microscopy
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield See interpretive report​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
89321​
Synonyms/Keywords
Post Vasectomy Check​
Test Components
Sperm presence/absence, WBC's​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Semen, Qualitative
​Cerner None​
​COM ​Semen, Qualitative
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Semen​ Sterile plastic container​ Sterile container​ 0.2 mL​
Collection Processing
Recommend 3-5 days of abstinence. 
Marshfield Campus - Deliver immediately to the Clinical Manual section.
All Other Facilities - Deliver immediately to Marshfield Labs. Refrigerate specimens older than 2 days.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Semen​ Ambient​ 2 days​
Refrigerate​ 1 week​
Test Components
Sperm presence/absence, WBC's​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield See interpretive report​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ ​​Monday through Friday​ ​​​1 day ​​Microscopy
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
89321​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.