What are the advantages of the SERATEC® PSA SemiQuant test?

  • The detection of seminal fluid is possible in cases where no spermatozoa can be found (for example vasectomized men).
  • Very small amounts of seminal fluid can be recorded. Studies of MACALUSO et al. (1999) showed, that an amount of only 10 μl sperm increased the PSA concentration in vaginal fluid ca. 200 fold.
  • PSA shows good stability. It can be detected on vaginal swabs up to 48 hours after intercourse and has been detected in 30 year old semen stains (Laux, 2009, personal communication).
  • PSA is a marker, which is more specific than the acid phosphatase test.