Semen Fructose

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Subject: Semen Fructose

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Definition

  • The semen fructose test is a test for fructose in seminal plasma, which is a marker of seminal vesicle function.

  • Reference range: ≥13 μmol per ejaculate.

Use

  • Workup of azoospermia, especially when ejaculate volume is <1 mL and fails to coagulate.

Interpretation

Limitations

  • Minimum specimen volume for analysis is 0.1 mL.

Suggested Reading

Dieudonné  O, Godin  PA, Van-Langendonckt  A Biochemical analysis of the sperm and infertility. Clin Chem Lab Med.  2001;39:455–457.
 
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