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Test ID POSV Post Vasectomy Check, Semen

Useful For

Determining absence or presence of sperm postvasectomy

Method Name


Reporting Name

Post Vasectomy Check, Semen

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection. Send specimen Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday. If holiday falls on a Saturday, holiday will be observed on the preceding Friday. Sunday holidays are observed on the following Monday. Specimen should be collected and packaged as close to shipping time as possible. Laboratory does not perform testing on weekends.


Container/Tube: Semen Analysis Kit (T178)

Specimen Volume: Total ejaculate

Collection Instructions: Patient should have 2 to 7 days of sexual abstinence at the time of semen collection for accurate results.

Additional Information: Include the following information: semen volume and number of days of sexual abstinence.

Specimen Minimum Volume


Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Semen Ambient

Reference Values

Zero sperm seen

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
POSV Post Vasectomy Check, Semen 50677-4


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
ABSTN Abstinence 10587-4
CLST1 Collection Site 56816-2
VL53 Semen Volume 3160-9
CENT Centrifuged 8100-0
SPML1 Sperm/mL 51623-7
MOTIL Motility 6800-7
GR3 Grade 29990-9
CMMT4 Comment 48767-8

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Report Available

1 to 4 days

NY State Approved