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Semen analysis: post-vasectomy (PVSA)

Category Andrology
Reporting frequency 3-5 working days

Additional information

Specimen type: Semen

Collection conditions

The laboratory provides approved semen collection pots. Samples collected in non-approved containers will rejected.

Contact the laboratory for details on 020 8401 3000 ext 5560, Monday to Friday between 09:00 – 16:00 or email the laboratory at ch-tr.andrology@nhs.net

Post-vasectomy semen analysis (PVSA) occurs after a minimum of 12 weeks, and at least 20 ejaculations, since the operation.

Patients are strongly advised to produce semen samples using our dedicated specimen collection facility next to the laboratory to ensure the specimens are processed in a timely manner.

Patients with a valid doctor/GP test request form can book appointments online using the link below.

PVSA and test reports are interpreted with reference to ABA, BAS and BAUS 2016 Laboratory guidelines for post-vasectomy semen analysis (2016).

Patients’ instructions for semen analysis sample requirements

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