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Instructions for Semen Collection and Transport

For taking semen sample to make any assessment on these samples, the patient should follow these guidelines:

  • The sample should be collected after a minimum of 48 hours of sexual abstinence and maximum of 5 days.
  • The collection should be by masturbation in a sterile container (take urine samples).
  • Do not use condoms or lubricants.
  • Coitus interruptus not.
  • If part of the sample is lost, it must be notified to the laboratory.
  • Reach the laboratory within an hour of its broadcast, or take the sample in the laboratory facility.
  • Avoid extremes of temperature during transport of the sample.
  • In the container must contain the following information:
    • Patient Name
    • Date
    • Sampling time
    • Abstinent days