Fructose, Semen or Seminal Plasma
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Patient should have 2 to 7 days of sexual abstinence at the time of semen collection.
Submit only 1 of the following specimens:
Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic container
Specimen Volume: Total ejaculate
Collection Instructions: Do not dilute specimen. Freeze specimen at -20 degrees C.
Container/Tube: Plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
1. After semen collection, wait 30 to 40 minutes until the semen is liquefied, then centrifuge the semen for 10 minutes at maximum centrifuge speed.
2. Remove top 3/4 of specimen with a pipet and place in a plastic vial.
3. Discard remainder of centrifuged specimen.
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.