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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

Useful For

Determining male fertility status


Manual Semen Analysis w/WHO Morphology

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Outpatient Services at North 19th

Specimen Requirements

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. Collect entire specimen in the plastic specimen cup provided.  Entire ejaculate is best collected by masturbation.
  3. Pour the entire contents into the sterile conical tube provided.
  4. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date of birth, and date and actual time of collection.
  5. Maintain specimen at body temperature (37° C) by keeping the specimen close to the body during transport. Specimen must arrive within 30 minutes of collection.
  6. Complete the "Patient Collection" form and forward it with the specimen.  Please read the special instructions below for more specific instructions.

Specimen Rejection:

1. Specimen collected in a condom.

2. Specimen not received within 30 minutes of collection.

3. Specimen received without completed patient collection form.

Special Instructions

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


Additional Information

 If there is 1 or more round cells counted, a Semen Leucoscreen test will be performed at an additional charge.

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.