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Diagnostic Tests In The Evaluation Of Male Infertility

A. Majzoub, E. Sabanegh
Published 2016 · Medicine

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Semen analysis remains the most important initial diagnostic tool in the evaluation of male fertility. It not only provides valuable information for creating a management strategy, it also offers insight into the patient’s overall prognosis. However, semen analysis leaves the clinician on many occasions with unanswered questions. For this reason, efforts were made to help establish new diagnostic modalities capable of addressing specific queries. Sperm viability, genetic function, and fertilizing ability can be assessed with viability studies, sperm DNA fragmentation, and acrosome reaction, respectively. In this chapter, we aim to present a practical guide on different diagnostic modalities used in the evaluation of male infertility.
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