Cyto-chemical Stain For Detecting Granulocytes in Semen
- 5-component kit
- 1-step sample preparation
- 1-step reagent preparation
- 1-step immediate result
- peroxidase control included so no need to obtain a blood specimen as a control
- 50 - 300 determinations per kit
- 18-month shelf life
High white blood cell concentrations in semen, referred to as leuco-cytospermia, have been associated with genital tract infection and poor semen quality. The predominant white blood cell type is the polymorphonuclear granulocyte, normally comprising 50 - 80% of total seminal white blood cells. This subpopulation can be detected using a peroxidase test which visualizes the enzyme peroxidase in cells.
The WHO Manual classifies the detection of white blood cells in semen as a standard, rather than an optional, method for the examination of human semen.