Y-Chromosome Microdeletion

Indications For Y-Chromosome Microdeletion

  • Male factor infertility
  • Oligospermia
  • Azoospermia

Specimen Requirements

5-10 cc peripheral blood

Specimen Container

Lavender top tube (EDTA)

Transport Temperature

Room temperature (DO NOT refrigerate, freeze or centrifuge)

Collection Procedure

Lavender top tube (EDTA).  Label tube with patient’s name and date of birth.  A completed test requisition form must be included with every sample.  A transport kit is available upon request.


Laboratory Testing for Y-Chromosome Microdeletion involves Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Causes for Rejection

Frozen specimen, clotted or hemolysed, inappropriate collection tube

Turnaround Time

3-5 days