Investigation Culture and sensitivity
Specimen type Semen
Specimen container
Sterile leak proof non-toxic container (60ml, 30ml) Image below
Plastic lids have been known to loosen and leak if the pot is subject to temperature changes before reaching the laboratory.
Lubricants should not be used
Wash and dry hands prior to collection
Minimal volume 1ml
Labelling requirements click here
Transport to the laboratory If transport is delayed then refigerate sample.
Turnround 48 - 72 hours on receipt
Additional information Please ensure that all request forms are clearly labelled with patient details, relevant clinical information and the tests required
Specimen retention Specimens retained for 7 days


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