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Old 05-27-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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My wife and I are about to start IVF. I need to get my sperm tested. Do I go straight to my primary-care doc, or do I go straight to a urologist?

Thanks for any tips!
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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My husband submitted his... sample... at the Doc's office who was doing the IVF.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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My husband submitted his... sample... at the Doc's office who was doing the IVF.
Thanks for the reply.

My wife's primary-care doc told my wife that before she can refer her to an IVF doc, I have to get my test. She didn't say where. So I'm wondering if I go to a primary care doc or a urologist.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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I had this test performed for me twice, by two different physicians. Not to get into to much detail, but one of these physicians believed that it was critical for the sample to be tested immediately after it was produced. The first time I had this test performed, I went to a lab at a hospital. They gave me a cup, asked me to collect the sample at home, and to bring it back to the lab within 24 hours or so. This test showed no problems with count, mobility, etc. The second physician questioned the validity of the first sample. He sent me to a lab that had a room that was "equipped" for this kind of sample collection (use your imagination.) After I was done, the staff promptly tested the sample. The physician argued that this enhanced the validity of the results. For what it's worth, the results were essentially the same as the first test.

I would ask your PCP to order the test. Given what I was told, I would use a lab that specializes in sperm counts, and that tests the sample promptly. If she is referred to an IVF specialist, that MD can decide if the test should be repeated.
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