Total semen sample by masturbation into a clean, dry glass or plastic container. Do not collect in a condom. Send to the laboratory same day. Patient may deliver specimen to PeaceHealth Laboratories, 123 International Way, Springfield, between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday-Friday, or to any PeaceHealth Laboratories Patient Service Center.
Refrigerate, or freeze if transport is delayed beyond 24 hours. Enter patient’s date of birth, spouse’s FULL name, insurance information, and current address on test requisition.
24 hours ambient or refrigerated, or 7 days frozen.
Total semen specimen.
1 mL semen.
Refrigerated or frozen.
The fructose test is useful in evaluating the cause of azoospermia (absence of sperm). A negative test indicates congenital absence of the vas deferens, or complete obstruction of both ejaculatory ducts.