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For Patients

Semen for fertility

PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Abstain from sexual intercourse for at least 3 days and not longer than 7 days prior to collecting your sample.
  • DO NOT use a condom or any form of lubricant.
  • Obtain specimen by masturbation or withdrawal method.
  • Collect the entire specimen into the container provided.
  • Ensure your name and date of birth are clearly written on the container
  • Ensure the date and time of collection are written on the request form.
  • Please keep your specimen warm (at body temperature – approx 37 degrees C)and deliver to the laboratory within 1 hour of collection.
  • Labtests laboratory, 37-41 Carbine Road, Mt Wellington: samples can be delivered between the hours of:
    • 7.00 am – 3.30 pm – Monday to Friday
    • 8.00 am – 12.00 pm – Saturday
  • Please Note:  We are unable to accept specimens on Sunday or Public Holidays.
  • If this is not convenient, please contact the laboratory for advice.
  • For further information, please call 09 574 7399

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Date Issued: 23/07/2021 PCS-PI-002
Authorised by: Operations Manager