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One study found that lignan concentrations in the prostatic fluid of men are significantly higher in populations at low risk of prostate cancer, compared to those at increased risk.
In men, the doctor will obtain prostatic fluid from the patient.
Basically, the lab tests consist of a bacterial culture and microscopic examination of the urine and of the expressed prostatic fluid.
Your examination is fairly normal," he continued as he placed one sample of the expressed prostatic fluid on a culture plate for bacterial culture and another sample on a slide to examine under the microscope.
x) Morton MS, et al, Lignans and isoflavonoids in plasma and prostatic fluid in men: samples from Portugal, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom, Prostate 1997:32:122-8
Even though the trace element is an important component of prostatic fluid, which helps fight infections, clinical tests have shown that "you can consume all the zinc you want and it's not going to change the amount of zinc in your prostatic fluid.