sperm function tests

  • Even though many of the sperm function tests are of only important in research purpose, the DNA fragmentation assay is said to have gaining importance in recent days. It gives some better assumption regarding the success of ICSI.

    A high level of DNA fragmentation in sperm cells may represent a cause of male infertility that conventional examinations – sperm concentration, motility analysis, and morphology assessment – cannot detect. Results reported in the scientific literature have shown that regardless of the assisted reproductive technology used, an elevated level of DNA fragmentation above the critical threshold will significantly compromise the possibility of a successful pregnancy.