Plan ahead for your sample collection day. You will want to abstain from ejaculation for 2–5 days prior to producing your sample. (For optimal results, we typically recommend abstaining for 3 days.) Keep in mind that you should produce and ship your sample Monday–Thursday.

STI testing, if applicable. If you are planning on or considering freezing your sample, we recommend you complete a sexually transmitted infection panel prior to producing and freezing your sample. Although this is not a legal requirement, some IVF require this testing, so completing it now gives you more options for using your frozen sperm later on. Tests we recommend include:

  • Hep B Ab

  • Hep C Ab

  • HTLV Ab

  • HIV Ab

  • CMV Ab

  • Syphilis (RPR)

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