At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To learn about the health of your reproductive organs, particularly if your partner is having trouble becoming pregnant, or after a vasectomy to determine if the operation was successful
When to Get Tested?
When you think you might have a fertility problem or after you have had a vasectomy
A semen sample collected in a sterile, wide-mouth container provided by the lab, usually collected on-site; sample must be analyzed within one hour of collection. Two separate collections on two separate days may be required when testing for fertility problems.
Test Preparation Needed?
Sexual abstience for 2-5 days before sample collection; carefully follow instructions provided