Semen Analysis

Semen analysis is performed on-site, standardized to WHO 2010 criteria. In addition, Novavita is the only MSP accredited laboratory in Vancouver to provide access to a clean, private facility for on-site semen collection, allowing rapid analysis. When specimens are collected remotely then transported to the lab, inaccuracies in results may occur due to delays from specimen transportation. Producing the specimen on-site ensures a timely analysis and accurate results.

For patients who wish to collect the specimen at home, that option is available, but it is strongly recommended that the specimen is delivered to the laboratory within 30 minutes.

When requested by your physician, the cost of the semen analysis is covered by MSP.



We have a limited number of appointments per day for semen analysis. Appointments are required for specimen collection on-site or drop-off. Our appointments are available Monday to Friday at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm or 1 pm. Booking of appointments are only required for semen analysis, blood collections are welcomed at any time during hours of operation. 

Please bring your care card and requisition from the physician.


Please read the instructions for semen analysis before booking your appointment. Patients without a valid personal health number (PHN) or care card number will have to pay for the test upon arrival. If you are not an Olive Fertility Clinic patient, please bring a requisition from your physician. Patients without requisitions will be charged for the semen analysis. Sterile containers are available at Novavita Laboratory or any Lifelabs' location for drop-off specimens.

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Prefer to book your appointment via online? You can make a reservation by clicking on the button. Online booking is only available for semen analysis. For DNA fragmentation testing, please call us to book your appointment. 

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Prefer to book your appointment via phone? You can make a reservation by calling (604) 336-2090 between 7am and 3pm any day of the week.




 Our semen collection room provides privacy and media to make your experience as smooth as possible.

Call (604) 336-2090 to book an appointment for semen analysis