In the development of personalized medicine and many other clinical studies, biospecimen integrity serves as the prerequisite for not only the accurate derivation of patient- and disease-specific molecular data from biological specimens but the meaningful downstream validation of biomarkers. However, a large number of preanalytical variables may influence the quality of biospecimens in an undesired way and ultimately render the samples unsuitable for molecular analysis. The limited ability to directly reduce discrepancies caused by preanalytical variables gives rise to the need for development and retrospective application of appropriate tests for assessment of biospecimen integrity. Nevertheless, the most standard approaches to assessing biospecimen integrity involve nontrivial procedures. Thus, the need for quality control tools or tests that are readily applicable and can produce results in a straightforward way becomes critical. As one of the major ex vivo biomolecular degradation mechanisms, oxidation that occurs when blood plasma and serum samples are exposed to thawed states during storage and processing is hard to forestall and detect. In an attempt to easily detect and monitor the degree of oxidation, the technique of Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) was examined to determine whether this concept could be employed to monitor exposure of samples to thawed conditions when controlled by spontaneous oxidative disulfide bonding. The intended mode of usage was envisioned as a fluorescence liquid being stored in a separate compartment but within the same test tube as archived plasma and serum samples. This would allow the assessment of sample integrity by direct visualization of fluorescence under a hand-held black light. The fluorescent dynamic range as well as kinetic control of the reaction were studied. While the addition of Cu(II) proved to facilitate excellent dynamic range with regard to fluorescence quenching, the kinetics of the reaction were too rapid for practical use. Further investigation revealed that the fluorescence quenching mechanism might have actually occurred via Intramolecular Charge Transfer (ICT) rather than FRET mediated by oxidative disulfide bond formation. Introduction of Cu(II) via copper metal slowed fluorescence quenching to the point of practical utility; facilitating demonstration that storing at room temperature, refrigerating or freezing the samples delayed fluorescence quenching to different extents. To establish better kinetic control, future works will focus on establishing controlled, thoroughly understood kinetic release of Cu(II) from copper metal.