Semen sample

7.1.1 Semen culture Conditions:

Preferably no current antibiotic therapy. Technique

– Empty the bladder before the semen collection.

– Thoroughly clean the hands and the glans of the penis with the Dakin’s solution, then with the normal saline.

– Mechanically collect the sperm through masturbation in the sterile container provided.

– Label with first and last name if it was not done by the laboratory and take it to the laboratory as soon as possible.

NB: Sexual intercourse is allowed but using a condom without spermacide or lubricant; sampling can also be done at home before being taken to the laboratory within one hour.

 7.1.2 Semen analysis  Conditions:

–  Abstinence: the collection should be done after a minimum of three days and a maximum of five days of sexual abstinence.

– The sampling should be done at the laboratory if possible between 8:00 and 9:00 am; if not, bring it to the laboratory within minutes following the collection and record the time.

– A condom without spermacide or lubricant that is provided by the laboratory may be used.

NB: To be done preferably at the laboratory Technique

– Wash hands with soap.

– Clean the glans of the penis with Dakin’s solution and then rinse with sterile normal saline.

– Mechanically collect all the semen in the sterile container.

– the sampling is not done in the laboratory, take it to the laboratory while keeping the container against the body (inside a coat for example).

Introduction Sample manuel

List of laboratory tests

Consent forms


Urines sample collection procedures

Urgent sample

Skin and appendage samples

Subcontracted tests

Manegement of sempling incident

Manegemtn of blood exposure

Medical Monitoring form Medical

Sample sheet

Sample transport

Waste disposal

Additional tests

Sample storage