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Specimen transportation

Semen samples should be brought directly to Andrology by the patient

Instructions can be found in the patient booklets for vasectomy semen analysis and infertility semen analysis. Ensure that the specimen container supplied by Andrology has the top screwed on tightly to prevent the specimen from leaking and place the container into the biohazard bag provided. The patient must then bring the specimen directly to Andrology reception.


Specimens for antisperm antibodies can be posted to Andrology

Postal regulations for the transport of pathological material must be adhered to.

The primary sample container must be leak proof and be wrapped in sufficient absorbent material to absorb any spillage. The primary container and absorbent material must be placed in a single sample bag with the request form in the pouch.The sample bag should be placed into a leak-proof secondary package.