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FROZEN Semen Sample

OptiGen's genetic tests can be done on frozen semen samples. This is useful in special circumstances to determine the status of a deceased male. Please inform the semen storage company that will be providing the sample that OptiGen requires the following:

  • 6-10 million sperm cells in a small vial (<2ml capacity, e.g. Eppendorf snap cap or Nunc screw cap vial). This number of cells is typically obtained from ~1/2 straw or a few frozen pellets.
  • Sperm cells do not need to be motile to be used in DNA testing.
  • Sample does not need to remain frozen during shipment for DNA testing. Follow shipping instructions as described for blood samples.

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OptiGen®, LLC · Cornell Business & Technology Park · 767 Warren Road, Suite 300 · Ithaca, New York 14850
Tel: 607 257 0301 · Fax: 607 257 0353 · email: genetest@optigen.com or optigen@clarityconnect.com
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