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Hormone analysis for the diagnosis of cryptozoospermia

Cryptozoospermia is a sperm count of less than 100,000 in the ejaculate. The cause of cryptozoospermia can be obstructive or secretory. Therefore, an analysis of the hormones FSH and Inhibin B could identify the type of cryptozoospermia, as FSH is produced at the pituitary level, while Inhibin B is produced at the testicular level.

Both hormones are involved in sperm formation, but at different levels. For example, if FSH levels are high and Inhibin B levels are low, spermatogenesis will be impaired at the testicular level. In this case, cryptozoospermia would be secretory.

On the other hand, if FSH and Inhibin B levels are normal, sperm production is not impaired. In these situations, cryptozoospermia is obstructive.

By (embryologist), (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 05/12/2021
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