Documenting Collection Information

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The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Semen Analysis. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

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Documenting Collection Information

Specimen collection and handling information should be recorded and included with the semen analysis report, including:

  • The time of collection
  • Days of abstinence
  • Location at which specimen was collected: clinic or home
  • Collection or transport problems (eg, incomplete specimen, specimen exposure to cold temperatures)
  • Method of collection
  • Abnormalities of liquefaction
  • Time of specimen receipt and analysis
A sample supplemental information collection form is shown below.