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Test Code NBLD0280 Semen Analysis

Important Note

The specimen can be collected from home or you may collect the specimen on-site at our laboratory. Please call the laboratory at (406)414-4600 to schedule an on-site collection.

Address for on-site collections:

Bozeman Health Outpatient Services at North 19th
120 North 19th near Main
Bozeman, MT 59718


Manual Semen Analysis w/WHO Morphology


Useful for determining male fertility status.  If there is 1 or more round cells counted, a Semen Leucoscreen test will be performed at an additional charge.


Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Outpatient Services at North 19th

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 30 minutes of collection and must include a completed "Patient Collection" form provided in "Special Instructions"below .


Specimen Type: Ejaculate

Container/Tube: Semen Analyisis Kit or clean, dry specimen container.

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: 

1. Patient should have 2 to 5 days of sexual abstinence, unless otherwise specified by the provider.

2. Entire ejaculate is best collected by masturbation.

3. Collect entire specimen in the plastic specimen cup provided. Pour the entire contents into the sterile conical tube provided.

3. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date of birth, and date and actual time of collection.

4. Specimen should be maintained at body temperature (37° C) by keeping the specimen close to the body during transport.


Additional Information: Please read the "Patient Collection" form for more specific instructions.

Patient must complete the form and forward it with the specimen.


Specimen Rejection:

Specimen collected in a condom

Specimen Transport Temperature

Body temperature (37° C)

Specimen Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Ejaculate Body Temperature (37° C) 30 minutes


Reference Values

Liquification: 0.00-30.00 minutes

Volume: ≥ 2.0 mL 

Viscosity: not present

pH: 7.2-8.0

Motility: 31-100% motility

Progression: Moderate, Rapid

Color: gray-white to gray/yellow

Count: > 20.0 million/mL

% Normal Sperm: 4-100%

Round Cells: 0.00-3.00 million/mL


Day(s) Test Set Up

Testing Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Test Classification and CPT Coding

89310-motility and count

89322-volume,count,motility,and differential using strict morphological criteria.

Special Instructions