Scheduling Your Semen Analysis
Semen analysis is a baseline analysis of the health and viability of a man’s sperm. After a consult with one of our San Antonio fertility doctors we will usually recommend that you schedule your semen analysis with our andrology lab.
Steps to schedule your analysis
Step 1: When your doctor recommends a semen analysis to be performed at Ovation® Fertility, you will need to call them to schedule an appointment.
Step 2: Make an appointments with the lab. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Our laboratory cannot accept walk-in patients, so please make sure that you call Texas Fertility Center in advance.
Step 3: If you have any questions please call 210-858-3360.
When you arrive at the lab for your appointment
Proper specimen and patient identification is a critical component of good laboratory practice. Therefore, you will need to provide the Ovation receptionist with your driver’s license in order for the specimen to be received and processed.
Payment in full will be required at your appointment time. Ovation is not contracted with any insurance companies. However, they will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if you have coverage for a semen analysis.
Sample collection information
- In order to have an accurate analysis, you should abstain from ejaculation for 2-5 days before your appointment.
- Specific instructions for collection of a specimen will be provided to you when you make the appointment.
You may collect a semen specimen at home and bring it in to the laboratory if you prefer. In order to do this, you must live no further than 1 hour from the office, as specimen quality deteriorates if the sperm are not isolated from the ejaculate within one hour of collection. You must also obtain an appropriate specimen container from TFC-San Antonio, Ovation or your ordering physician’s office, as specimens that arrive in an unsterile or unsanitary condition will not be accepted for testing.
Alternatively, you can collect your specimen at Ovation (especially if you live more than an hour from the laboratory). Ovation has made every effort to make the collection process private, professional and comfortable.
The address of the andrology lab – Texas Fertility Center- San Antonio
Texas Fertility Center – San Antonio
18707 Hardy Oak Blvd. Suite #511
San Antonio, TX 78258