Tag: DNA fragmentation

Male infertility tests

Sperm examination under the microscope

To check if there’s male infertility or sterility several tests are carried out. The main test is the sperm analysis, in which his sperm is analyzed to check the quality of the spermatozoa.

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Seminal quality

Docotr Nicolás Garrido

For men with alterations in their seminal quality there are several treatment options, which means that even if they have these alterations they can have children.

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Annexin V columns

Annexin columns or MACS allow an improvement on sperm quality, since they enable the removal of pre-apoptotic spermatozoa thanks to a component on their outer membrane.

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IMSI (Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection)

Super ICSI

IMSI is based on the technical developments of the microinjection procedure known as “ICSI”. Within IMSI, sperm selection is carried out through further evaluation of their appropriate morphology, since it is possible to observe them with a 6,300 magnifications facing the 400 magnifications of common ICSI. Therefore, certain microstructural aspects of sperm which may go unnoticed for the embryologist’s eye can be displayed in detail.

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