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Test Code Billings Clinic: 1127 Sperm Wash

Performing Laboratory

Billings Clinic Laboratory: Andrology

Methodology

  • Motile sperm are washed in a tissue culture solution.
  • This test is usually ordered for artificial insemination.

Specimen Requirements

  • Contact Billings Clinic Laboratory at 866-232-2522 prior to scheduling test.
  • Specimen must arrive within 1 hour of collection.
  • Total ejaculate in a sterile, plastic cup supplied following a 3 day period of abstinence.
  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Forward promptly.
  • Keep specimen as close to 37° C as possible.

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Test Set Up

  • Daily
  • 0800 - 1330 ONLY

Test Classification and CPT Coding

89260