Our expert says:
The test has to be arranged with a laboratory through a general practitioner or can be done at fertility centre by prior notice. A period of 3-5 days abstinence is required and the specimen has to be collected and deposited at the laboratory within one hour. Also the manner in which the specimen is handled from collection is extremely important and this needs to be discussed with the nursing personnel or laboratory staff. Any significant fluctuation in temperature away from body temperature will negatively impact on the results and may lead to errors. Some laboratories do not require a referral and the sperm analysis can be arranged directly with them.
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