23640:VIABLE SPERM

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23640:VIABLE SPERM
Methodology: Eosin-nigrosin exclusion test. The percentage of viable sperm are counted microscopically.
Edit Date: 9/8/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 89300
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Total semen sample by masturbation into a clean glass or plastic container. Do not collect in a condom or any container which has held formalin. Indicate time of collection.
Handling: Keep at body temperature.
Stability: 3 hours at body temperature.
Standard Volume: 1 mL semen
Minimum Volume: 200 µL semen
Transport: Send to laboratory within 3 hours of collection.
Comments: May be ordered on same specimen as Complete Semen Analysis (23500) .
Rejection Criteria: Exposure to heat or cold; specimen age; leakage.

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