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Semen culture

Category Microbiology
Test background
Clinical Indications
Sample & container required Semen sample.
Sterile universal container
Sample volume 2 mL
Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature
Turnaround time 3 days for routine culture;
5-7 days if Mycoplasma and/or Ureaplasma cultures are requested

Patient preparation: external genitalia should be washed with soap and water before sample collection.