Instructions for correct collection of semen samples: abstinence, hygiene, etc.

Prior sexual abstinence is important for at least 3 days and no more than 5 days. The sample must be obtained through masturbation after having urinated and having thoroughly washed hands and genitals. The conditions for taking the semen sample should be as calm and pleasant as possible and particular care must be taken to ensure all the ejaculated semen is collected. The semen should only be collected in the sterile container provided by our laboratory or a pharmacy.

Once collected, the container should be delivered to our laboratory within an hour and should be kept from the cold (placing the container in a pocket, etc.) and light (covering it in foil).

No creams or lubricants should be applied to the genitals during the 8 hours leading up to sample collection.