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Post Vasectomy Check

Source Semen
Mnemonic PVAS
Specimen Requirements

Semen

Follow instructions on patient handout CLS form PX4184 Testing Semen for Post-Vasectomy.

Specimen Handling

Calgary and rural patients must deliver the specimen within one hour of collection and before 11:00 to:

  • A Calgary Patient Service Centre (PSC) Monday to  Saturday or
  • Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Monday to Friday.

Patients also have the option of producing a sample at the Diagnostic Semen Laboratory 07:30 - 12:00 noon Monday to Friday.

Specimens will not be accepted:

  • At Airdrie, Cochrane or Chestermere PSCs
  • At acute care sites (hospitals) other than Banff Mineral Springs Hospital
  • On Sundays or Statutory holidays

DO NOT place specimen in drop off box or on counter; give specimen directly to laboratory staff.

Additional Information  
Testing Location Diagnostic Semen Lab
Rural: BMSH
Testing Frequency  
Alternate Name(s) Vasectomy Check
Reference Interval