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Test ID: FROS    
Fructose, Semen or Seminal Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Semen

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:

 

Semen

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.

 

Seminal Plasma

Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

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.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SemenFrozen