Options for Providers
Providers can choose from three pricing and delivery options for post-vasectomy testing of their patients:
Additional Post-Vasectomy Testing Information
A specimen sample collected by the patient is preserved for mailing with formalin. Once the sample arrives, it is examined with a high-powered microscope in our CLIA certified lab by a licensed lab technician. Post-vasectomy semen samples are typically analyzed under 40 high power fields. If any sperm is seen during the analysis, the fax report will be sent to the physician with details.
Once the test is complete, patients are notified that their results are ready to view in our secure patient portal. Additionally, the provider's office receives a fax copy of the report from our lab within one week of the test. If sperm is present, the patient is instructed to contact their provider for follow-up.
Below are the AUA guidelines that MaleFromHome follows.
Eight to sixteen weeks after vasectomy is the appropriate time range for the first PVSA. The choice of time to do the first PVSA should be left to the judgment of the surgeon. Option (Evidence Strength Grade C)
Vasectomy should be considered a failure if any motile sperm are seen on PVSA at six months after vasectomy, in which case repeat vasectomy should be considered. Expert Opinion
If > 100,000 non-motile sperm/mL persists beyond six months after vasectomy, then trends of serial PVSAs and clinical judgment should be used to decide whether the vasectomy is a failure and whether repeat vasectomy should be considered. Expert Opinion
Source: “Vasectomy Guideline” www.auanet.org