When I called them asking if they take this specimen drop off, they said they do but they send it out to another one of their labs. Or will the sample show if there are any alive or dead when they finally analyze the sample? Thank you. You can request "a post vasectomy semen analysis" as you want to know if any sperm is present, you don't need to know to how many.
96 percent of vasectomy patients cleared without need for multiple semen samples
Semen Analysis, Postvasectomy Test - Request A Test
A vasectomy is a surgery to render a man unable to have children, or sterile. It is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in America, with more than half a million men electing to have the procedure each year. While surgery to sterilize women is more popular, the vasectomy surgery is far less invasive and offers a much quicker recovery. Insurance typically pays for a vasectomy, unless the plan does not pay for birth control of any kind. The vasectomy surgery works by preventing sperm from exiting the body. This is done by severing or blocking the vas deferens, the duct through which sperm travels from the testes and out of the body. Sperm is produced, but it cannot travel outside the body when a man ejaculates.
Semen Analysis and Test Results
Vasectomy is a birth control method in which part of the vas deferens is surgically removed to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate. Vasectomy does not affect the testicles nor the production of testosterone. Sexual desire and the ability to have an erection and an orgasm are not affected. Because the sperm itself makes up a very small proportion of the ejaculate, a vasectomy does not affect the volume or appearance of the ejaculate.
Having to provide repeated semen samples following a vasectomy could soon be a thing of the past, after 96 per cent of men were given the all-clear based on a single test three months after surgery. Research from The Netherlands, published in the June issue of the urology journal BJUI , showed that 51 per cent of the 1, samples contained no sperm and a further 45 per cent contained less than , immotile sperm. No paternity was reported in the cleared group after a follow-up of at least a year. Conventional guidelines have stated that clearance can only be given to men who provide one or two sperm-free samples. The fear of legal action if pregnancy does occur has led to very conservative vasectomy protocols.