Schedule a Semen Analysis at Texas Fertility
To schedule an appointment for a semen analysis, please follow these steps:
- Obtain a semen analysis requisition form from your doctor.
- If you are a patient of TFC, you will be given an order form with instructions to call Austin IVF to schedule an appointment.
- If you are using a physician outside of TFC, your doctor can print a copy of the order form by going to www.austinivf.com or by having their office call 512-610-7474 to receive a fax copy.
- Your doctor does not need to send in the requisition form prior to your arrival. You may bring this form with you to your scheduled appointment.
Schedule your appointment
Once you have obtained a requisition form, please call Austin IVF at 512-610-7474 to schedule your appointment*. The phones are answered Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:00pm. You MUST have an appointment to drop off a sample.
*Austin IVF does not see patients without an appointment.
Please refer to www.austinivf.com for further information about scheduling and drop off times.
When you arrive for your appointment
You will need to present your driver’s license to the receptionist. Photo identification is required at the time of specimen drop off, and specimens will only be accepted from the patient or documented partner.
Austin IVF is not contracted with any insurance companies, and payment in full is due at the time of service. A receipt can be provided in order to submit for reimbursement from your insurance company.
*Note: It is recommended that you abstain from ejaculation for 2-3 days prior to your visit, unless your physician has made other recommendations
Home collection In most cases, you may collect a semen sample at home to bring to your appointment. If you choose to collect at home, you will need to obtain a special specimen container in advance from Austin IVF or your referring physician’s office. Also, please arrive with your specimen having been collected no more than 60 minutes prior to your appointment time. If you will not be able to arrive 60 minutes after you have collected your specimen, you may consider collecting on site at Austin IVF, or rescheduling your appointment. In the event that you have collected your specimen and it will be over 60 minutes old, please call Austin IVF for information on how to best proceed. We have two drop off locations. The staff at AIVF will work with you to coordinate the location, date and time of your appointment.
6500 N. Mopac Bldg 3
Suite 3102 Austin, Texas 78731
Round Rock location
16040 Park Valley Drive
Bldg I, Ste 201
If you have any questions please call 512-610-7474
Should you need to collect at Austin IVF’s collection room we have made every effort to make our facilities comfortable, professional, and completely private. Please call Austin IVF or visit www.austinivf.com for more information.
*Note: It is recommended that you abstain from ejaculation for 2-3 days prior to your visit, unless your physician has made other recommendations.
Wash your hands before and after collection with a mild soap. Please dry your hands well before collection.
The sample is collected by masturbation into a sterile container provided by your physician or Austin IVF.
A lubricant can also be provided upon request that is safe for sperm. DO NOT USE CONTAINERS FROM HOME. DO NOT USE LUBRICANTS, COMMERCIAL CONDOMS, SOAPS, LOTIONS, OR BODILY FLUIDS SUCH AS SALIVA.
The entire ejaculate must be collected. If the semen specimen has spilled or has been incompletely collected, notify the staff at specimen drop-off. After collection, the specimen must be kept at room temperature and protected from sunlight exposure until it is delivered to the laboratory.
The specimen cup must be labeled completely before it is delivered to the lab. Labels are available at the lab reception desk.
Specimen Containers must be labeled with the following:
- Patient’s first and last name, date of birth, and Social Security number
- Also partner’s first and last name and date of birth
- Days abstained
- Time of collection
- Whether a portion of the sample was lost during collection