HF 8095

Semen Sample Collection After Vasectomy

After your vasectomy, you will need to have a semen sample checked at least once or twice. The first sample should be brought in 2-3 months after your vasectomy.

Read this handout for collection and transport instructions, as well as a listing of drop-off locations.

You must drop off samples 8-12 weeks after your vasectomy. You must collect the sample at home.

  1. Either pick up a sterile container from a lab listed on the next page or use the one that was given to you after your procedure.

  2. Do not ejaculate for three days before you collect your sample.

  3. Masturbate to collect your sample into the sterile container. Do not use a condom or spermicide.

  4. After you collect the sample, you must keep the sample warm (body temperature) until you drop it off at the lab. You can do this by carrying the sample in hand or against the body.

  5. Hand-write this information (Sharpie works best):
    a. Full Name
    b. Date of Birth (D.O.B)
    c. Date of Collection
    d. Time of Collection

    If any of this information is missing, it may result in testing delay and/or rejection of sample.

  6. You must drop off your sample within one hour of collection at any UW Health lab listed on the next page between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday only.

Post Vasectomy samples may be dropped off (within one hour of collection) at the following UW Health Laboratory locations, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm:


Beaver Dam Clinic
(920) 887-9272
705 S. University Ave., Suite 200

Belleville Clinic
(608) 424-3384
1121 Bellwest Blvd.

Fort Atkinson Clinic
(920) 563-5544
1620 Mehta Lane

Mount Horeb Clinic
(608) 437-3064
600 N. 8th Street

Northport Dr. Clinic
(608) 241-9020
3209 Dryden Drive

Odana Rd. Clinic
(608) 274-1100
5618 Odana Road

Oregon Clinic
(608) 835-5588
137 S. Main Street

Portage Clinic
(608) 742-3004
2977 County Hwy CX

Sun Prairie Clinic
(608) 837-2206
2651 Windsor Street

Union Corners Clinic
(608) 242-6850
2402 Winnebago Street

University Hospital*
(608) 263-8040
600 Highland Ave.

East Madison Hospital*
(608) 234-6600
4602 East Park Blvd.

Verona Clinic
(608) 845-9531
100 N. Nine Mound Road

West Towne
(608) 828-7640
7102 Mineral Point Road

Yahara Clinic
(608) 222-8779
1050 East Broadway


ALERT: If your health care team has requested a second sample, you MUST drop it off at a location listed above under “DROP OFF AND ANALYSIS SITES”.

1 S. Park Medical Center - 2nd Floor
(608) 287-2690

20 S. Park Medical Center - 3rd Floor
(608) 287-2085
North Building, Suite 304

1102 S. Park St. Medical Center*
(608) 287-5811

ACHC - Erdman*
(608) 443-5480
2202 S. Park St.

ACHC - Evjue*
(608) 443-5480
3434 E. Washington Ave.

Cottage Grove Clinic
(608) 839-3104
4590 County Hwy N

Cross Plains Clinic
(608) 798-3344
2418 West Brewery Road

DeForest - Windsor Clinic
(608) 846-3741
4131 Meridian Drive

E. Terrace Dr. Medical Center*
(608) 265-1260
5249 East Terrace Drive

Junction Rd. Medical Center*
(608) 265-7460
451 Junction Road

Mount Horeb Clinic
(608) 437-3064
600 N. 8th Street

Stoughton Clinic
(608) 877-2660
1001 Nygaard Street

*Sites marked with an asterisk are the only sites where ACHC patients may drop off their samples.