Photometric Method for Detecting Citric Acid in Seminal Plasma
3-component kit 1-step sample preparation 1-step immediate result colorimetric result citric acid control included 96 determinations per kit 18-month shelf life
Citric acid is produced by the prostate gland and is found in seminal plasma.
The determination of citric acid concentration in seminal fluid therefore provides
information about the secretory function of the prostate. Low levels of citric
acid have been found in men with genital tract inflammation.
The evaluation of prostatic function may reveal instances of subclinical prostatitis
which may decrease male fertility as well as expose the female partner to infection.