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Semen analysis

Hi - need to is it possible to take semen sample at home in sterile container and deposit at lab within 30 minutes ? Will it impact any technical readings?
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Poornachandra Tejaswi S Bangalore | General Physician
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Sir, once the semen is outside the body you can deliver it within 30min but should be maintained at a normal human body temperature, if it gets too warm or to cold the result will be inaccurate. Secondly you should avoid ejaculation 72hrs before giving the sample to get correct reading, so you should follow complete abstinence for 72 hrs.avoid alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, recreational drugs,spermicide and drugs like cimetidine to get accurate results. Sometimes if you are ill or if you are very stressed even that can give inaccurate results, so try to be as calm as possible.
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