Semen Analysis Update

The National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) guidelines for semen analysis have recently been updated, reflecting the World Health Organisation (WHO) Standards.

These standards recommend that semen analysis, for both fertility assessment and post vasectomy testing, has to be performed on the  specimen within one hour of collection. Therefore, specimens should be delivered to the laboratory within 45 minutes of collection to satisfy this requirement.

Where a specimen is received outside this time zone, it will still be analysed. If parameters are outside the appropriate range, a comment will be included with the report, suggesting that a recollect occurs with delivery of the specimen much sooner after collection.

Metropolitan Laboratory Sites for drop off only

Central Laboratory Heidelberg
18 Banksia Street
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm
Ph (03) 9244 0444

                  Frankston Hospital

2 Hastings Road
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-12pm
Ph (03) 9784 7555

Western Suburbs Laboratory - coming soon!


Regional Laboratory Sites for drop off only

Benalla & District Memorial Hospital
Ground Floor, Coster Street
M-F 9am-6pm
Ph (03) 5761 428

Albury Hospital
Borella Rd 
M-F 7.30am-3.30pm
Ph (02) 6041 5375

Ballarat Hospital
104 Drummond St North 
M-F 8am-5.30pm
Ph (03) 5359 1778

Warrnambool Hospital
Ground Floor, 33 Ryot St 
M-F 7.30am-5.30pm
Ph (03) 5563 1513

      

Hamilton Base Hospital
Foster St
M-F 8am-5pm
Ph (03) 5571 2952

Bendigo
32-34 Bridge St 
M-F 9am-5pm
Ph (03) 5430 0900

Traralgon West
LaTrobe Regional Hospital
Village Ave (Princes Hwy) 
M-F 8am-4pm
Ph (03) 5174 0800

Wangaratta Public Hospital
Clarke St
M-F 8am-4pm
Ph (08) 5722 5215