We are pleased to offer andrology lab services to patients referred by other physicians. Please bring your photo identification, insurance card, method of payment, and referring doctor’s signed order form to every appointment. Your semen analysis report will be sent to your referring doctor within one business day.
Please contact your referring doctor to get further information about your results and if any more testing or treatment is recommended.
Make an Appointment
248-593-6990 or use our online appointment request to make an appointment. Our regular andrology lab appointment hours are Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 2:30, and Saturday 6:30 am to 10:30 am. Plan to arrive about ten minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete any necessary paperwork and receive instructions.
How to Prepare For Your Semen Analysis
How to Collect Your Specimen
Collect Your Sample in Our Private Collection Rooms
Collect Your Sample at Home
Please be sure to have the specimen to our office within one hour of collection. It’s important to keep the specimen at body heat temperature. This can be done by placing the specimen in a pocket or shirt or inside a brassiere. Do not allow the specimen’s temperature to drop below 70 degrees and above 98 degrees because the quality of the specimen may diminish to the point of making the semen analysis results not useful. If this is the case, you may need to return for another test.
Complete or Complex Semen Analysis
Insemination Preparation (IUI Prep)
Post-Vasectomy Semen Analysis
Post-Ejaculate Urine Test (PEU)
Semen and/or Urine Cultures
Surgical Sperm Retrieval
There are three sperm retrieval procedures performed here and your urologist will determine which is appropriate for you:
- Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) uses a needle to penetrate the scrotal skin and draw a small amount of sperm from the epididymis.
- Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) is used if sperm cannot be recovered using PESA. Your urologist may make a small incision on the scrotum to identify an area on the epididymus using magnification to determine where sperm can be collected.
- Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) involves creating a small opening in the scrotal sac to remove small samples of testis tissue for processing and eventual extraction of sperm.
You and your doctor will determine when to schedule the surgical sperm retrieval. Your doctor will also give you instructions on how to prepare for surgery and what to expect afterwards. If any sperm or testicular tissue has been recovered, our lab will freeze it for future use. You must call our office regarding allergies, anesthesia needs and payment prior to the date of surgery.