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Fructose test™

Kit for the determination of fructose in seminal plasma

Fructose is secreted by the seminal vesicles, which contribute the major part of ejaculate volume. Deficient secretion of the seminal vesicles occurs in cases of hypo-androgenism or after infection of the seminal vesicles. In these cases the ejaculate volume is lower than normal and fructose concentration is decreased.
In congenital agenesis of the seminal vesicles, which is commonly associated with congenital bilateral absence of the deferential ducts (CBAVD), the patient presents with azoospermia, low ejaculate volume, acidic semen pH, and there is no fructose in the seminal plasma.

Fructose test has a 12 month shelf life from date of produce.

We recommend to watch our demonstration video of the Fructose Test:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daZtMnGrJDQ

Regulatory

Europe: CE-marked - Australia: registered

Product order codes

FRUCTO Fructose test - 96 Tests


Literature


     Abdella A.M., Omer A.E., Al-Aabed B.H., Biochemical markers in semen and their correlation with fertility hormones and semen quality among Sudanese infertile patients, African Journal of Biochemistry Research (2010),Vol.4,No.11,pp.255-260

     Batou A.S., Ovono Abessolo F., Mba I., Mintsa A. , Analyse des paramètres du spermogramme en relation avec le fructose, le citrate et l'alpha glucosidase neutre du sperme chez les hommes consultant pour infertilité à Libreville, Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. (2018),Vol.12,No.6,pp.2486-2502

     Goss D.M., Short abstinence: Impact on the seminal plasma proteome and accessory sex gland secretions, Doctoral dissertation, Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University (2018),Vol.0

     Kovacs M., Tornyos G., Matics Z., Kametler L., Rajli V., Bodnar Z., Kulcsar M., Huszenicza G., Keresztes z., Cseh s. , Subsequent effect of subacute T-2 toxicosis on spermatozoa, seminal plasma and testosterone production in rabbits., Animal (2011),Vol.5,No.10,pp.1563-1569

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     Ramzan M.H., Ramzan M., Khan M.M., Ramzan F., Wahab F., Khan M.A., Jillani M., Shah M., Human semen quality and sperm DNA damage assessed by comet assay in clinical groups., Turk J Med Sci (2015),Vol.45,No.3,pp.729-737

     Silva J.V., Cruz D., Gomes M., Correia B.R., Freitas M.J., Sousa L., Silva V., Fardilha M. , Study on the short-term effects of increased alcohol and cigarette consumption in healthy young men's seminal quality., Sci Rep (2017),Vol.7,No.45457

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Background information


     Comhaire F.H., Mahmoud A.M., Depuydt C.E., Zalata A.A., Christophe A.B. , Mechanisms and effects of male genital tract infection on sperm quality and fertilizing potential: the andrologist's viewpoint, Hum Reprod Update (1999),Vol.5,No.5,pp.393-398

     Gonzales G.F. , Function of seminal vesicles and their role on male fertility, Asian J Androl (2001),Vol.3,No.4,pp.251-258

     Karvonen M.J., Malm M., Colorimetric determination of fructose with indol, Scand J Clin Lab Invest (1955),Vol.7,No.4,pp.305-307

     Lewis-Jones D.I., Aird I.A., Biljan M.M., Kingsland C.R., Effects of sperm activity on zinc and fructose concentrations in seminal plasma, Hum Reprod (1996),Vol.11,No.11,pp.2465-2467

     Lu J.C., Chen F., Xu H.R., Huang Y.F., Lu N.Q. , Standardization and quality control for determination of fructose in seminal plasma, J Androl (2007),Vol.28,No.2,pp.207-213

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