Arranging semen analysis
Arranging Semen Analysis Appointments
Specimens for semen analysis need to be examined within 1 hour
of production of sample. If the patient lives a distance from the
hospital it may be advisable for him to pass his specimen in one of
the patient rooms in Andrology. An appointment system is in place
to use these rooms.
Send a fully completed semen analysis request card to Andrology
(The Department of Reproductive Medicine, Old Saint Mary's
Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL). Ensure that male name,
date of birth, full postal address, partner's name, referring
consultant/GP, referring department/GP practice & hospital
number are recorded on the form.
An appointment will then be sent to the patient by post.
Alternatively the patient/partner may bring the completed
request form directly to Andrology reception to make an
appointment. Andrology reception is open 8.30 am - 4.00 pm
Please note that appointments cannot be given to
patients over the telephone without a request card having been
received in Andrology.
Arranging semen analysis specimens to be brought from
Patients must be able to deliver their semen sample to Andrology
within an hour of it being produced at home. Where
patients wish to pass specimens at home and this is acceptable
to the clinician, then a completed request card together with a
container and instructions (available in packs from Andrology) can
be given to the patient. The sample should be kept at body
temperature whilst being transported to the laboratory, for example
by carrying it in an inside pocket. Excessive cold or heat can
damage the sperm.
The patient must bring the specimen directly to Andrology
reception in the Department of Reproductive Medicine, Old Saint
Mary's Hospital on Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL, on
weekdays between the hours of 8.30 am and 3.00 pm, within 1 hour of
producing the specimen.
In all cases please make a note on the semen analysis request
card if the result is required by a particular date. In this case
if the patient cancels and reschedules the appointment then
clinicians will be informed.