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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When you think you might have a fertility problem or about three months after you have had a vasectomy
A semen sample collected in a sterile, wide-mouth container provided by the lab; often collected on-site, but sometimes it may be collected at home using a special condom obtained from a healthcare practitioner. For infertility testing, the sample must be analyzed within one hour of collection. Two separate collections on two separate days may be required.
Test Preparation Needed?
For infertility testing, refrain from having sex or masturbation for 2-5 days before sample collection; carefully follow instructions provided.