FAQs

How can I be sure that my vasectomy procedure was successful?

  • In order to confirm sterility after your vasectomy procedure, you must perform two semen analysis tests at least 6 weeks after your procedure. Submit each test to the MaleFromHome testing service about 2 weeks apart. When each test is complete and no sperm are seen in your sample, your vasectomy is considered successful.
  • In rare cases, late recanalization of the vas deferens may occur. For this reason, many urologists suggest re-testing one year after vasectomy. 

When/How should I expect to get my test results for my semen analysis?

  • At check out, you selected on whether to receive your notification by text or email. You will receive notification within approximately 2 weeks. 

How often should I send in a specimen?

  • A vasectomy can fail even many years out. Many individuals choose to have a specimen checked yearly to assure that their vasectomy has not failed.

Is MaleFromHome.com a fertility test?

  • No, our test does not assess fertility. The MaleFromHome laboratory test is designed only to detect if there are sperm present in the semen following a vasectomy procedure.

Why should I obtain semen evaluation after my vasectomy?

  • The only way to confirm if a vasectomy was effective is to obtain a semen analysis.
  • It can take several weeks to clear sperm after a vasectomy.  A semen analysis after at least 6 weeks can confirm if the sperm has cleared.

Who should obtain semen analysis from MaleFromHome?

  • Anyone that has had a vasectomy.
  • Anyone who is interested in knowing if they have sperm in their semen.

How soon after my vasectomy should I send in a specimen?

  • A specimen should be sent after 6-8 weeks, and at least 15 ejaculations, and then another specimen is recommended 4 weeks after that. Then at least once a year after that.

Is MaleFromHome's testing facility certified?

  • Our testing facility in Northern UT is CLIA certified. Each sample is individually analyzed by our licensed technician. 

Why would I use MaleFromHome instead of a traditional laboratory?

  • Cost- A traditional laboratory will cost 2-4x times as much as MFH.
  • Privacy- Collect semen sample from the comfort of your own home.
  • Convenience- No additional trips back to the doctor's office or lab. 

How many semen specimens should I send in after vasectomy?

  • Most urologists recommend a minimum of 2 tests. Many healthcare professionals recommend repeating the test at least once a year after that.

    Are MaleFromHome testing kits FSA/HSA eligible?

    • Yes. You can checkout using your FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account) debit card. You may also request reimbursement from your plan if you pay another way.

    Can a Vasectomy Fail?

    • Yes. For a number of reasons, a vasectomy can fail. The only way to be sure that your vasectomy worked and that you remain sterile is to submit samples for semen analysis to be sure there are no sperm in the sample.