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How does MACS in sperm selection work?

By Leonor Ortega Lópezq.
Last Update: 11/26/2019

MACS stands for Magnetic-activated cell sorting and consists of discarding apoptotic sperm, or select sperm that do not have fragmented DNA.

It can be used in seminal samples of patients who are going to perform both in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic microinjection (ICSI) and artificial insemination (AI), although its limitation is that it must be used in samples with sufficient seminal quality for the result to be optimal, as the seminal concentration decreases.

It is indicated for patients with a high percentage of spermatozoa with fragmented DNA, repeated miscarriages, poor embryo quality and low fertilization rates.

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 Leonor Ortega Lópezq
Leonor Ortega Lópezq
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Embryologist. No: 03123-CV.