How do you choose the sperm capacitation technique to use each time?

By Mark P. Trolice MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE.
Last Update: 09/10/2018

A sperm wash or isolate procedure is used depending on semen factors at the time of the egg retrieval. Typically, if a semen sample is within the normal range, an isolate procedure is used. Alternatively, if a semen sample demonstrated out of range parameters, a washing procedure is used. In men who have a known male factor during the initial infertility evaluation, our practice is to use the wash method, while the isolate procedure is used on men without a male factor. Both procedures are used for sperm to achieve capacitation.

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MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Mark P. Trolice is the Director of Fertility CARE – The IVF Center and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, and maintains annual recertification. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S.
License: ME 78893
Reproductive Endocrinologist. Mark P. Trolice is the Director of Fertility CARE – The IVF Center and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, and maintains annual recertification. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. License: ME 78893.
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