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Reference Andrology Laboratory

Holiday Schedule

The Reference Andrology Lab will be closed December 25, 2017, through January 1, 2018, for Christmas and New Year’s Day. We will return on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

The last day we are accepting samples is Wednesday, December 20, 2017. We are unable to process samples arriving December 21, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Please keep this in mind when you are planning your December testing. Thank you.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

The Reference Andrology Laboratory provides complete testing of neat, cooled and frozen-thawed semen from mammalian and avian species. The primary purpose of these services is to aid practitioners in their differential diagnosis of individual/herd/flock reproductive problems.

These services are also frequently used by practitioners and studs as a third-party quality control component in an ongoing stud auditing process.

The laboratory strives to perform objective, validated techniques for assessing samples for the basic spermiogram parameters of sample volume, motility, morphology, and concentration. With advanced notification, we will also try to accommodate requests for supplemental assessment techniques on sperm subcellular structures. We also offer semen extender analysis and microbiological testing of the extended semen product and purified water used in extenders.

Contact Information

Lab Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Address:

Reference Andrology Lab
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348-1692

Phone: 610-925-6562

Routine Semen Analyses:

  • Acrosome morphology
  • Sample osmolarity
  • Sample conductivity, pH
  • Sample Volume
  • Sperm motility
  • Sperm viability
  • Sperm morphology
  • Sperm Concentration
  • Total sperm number/dose
  • Various flow cytometry parameters

 

Routine Microbiology Evaluation*, including:

  • Direct, aerobic culture / Isolation
  • Enrichment techniques, if needed
  • Genus species identification of isolates
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing  (per organism)
 

Other Services:

  •  On-site auditing of stud processes and techniques
  • Semen extender analyses
  • Spermicidal assessment of materials and isolates
  • Water analysis

 

QC Analysis Graphs

                                          

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--earlier QC graphs available upon request--

  

 

GC Althouse, DVM, MS, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists
Member, American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Member, American Society of Andrology
Member, American Veterinary Medical Association
Member, Society for Theriogenology

Von Miller-Lux, BS, Lab Manager
Member, American Association of Bioanalysts
ymiller@vet.upenn.edu

Betty Osborne, BS, MT (ASCP), Lab Technician
Member, American Society for Clinical Pathology
bettyo@vet.upenn.edu

Cheryl O'Sullivan, BA, MA, Admin. Coordinator, Reports, Web site, Billing
cherylo@vet.upenn.edu