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BCH Order Code SPCHK Semen Analysis, Post Vasectomy

Performing Laboratory

Boulder Community Health

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 30 minutes of collection and must be dropped off or collected at the BCH Foothills hospital.  Specimen is NOT to be collected or dropped off at any of the BCH satellite sites.


Container/Tube: Hard plastic container-Condom is not acceptable.

Specimen Volume: Entire coital specimen

Collection Instructions: 1. Obtain a hard plastic container from Boulder Community Hospital Laboratory.

2. The best method of collection is by masturbation.

Note: Time of collection is required.

Specimen Transport Temperature



Useful for determining the presence or absence of sperm. This test is generally ordered post-vasectomy.

Reference Values

No sperm seen

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding