A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology by Lars Bjorndahl, David Mortimer, Christopher L. R. Barratt,

By Lars Bjorndahl, David Mortimer, Christopher L. R. Barratt, Jose Antonio Castilla, Roelof Menkveld, Ulrik Kvist, Juan G. Alvarez, Trine B. Haugen

This sensible, commonly illustrated guide covers the methods which are undertaken in andrology and artwork laboratories to examine and examine male-factor infertility, and to arrange spermatozoa to be used in assisted notion treatment. The content material is gifted as short, authoritative overviews of the proper organic history for every sector, plus certain, step by step descriptions of the appropriate analytical tactics. every one technical part contains pertinent qc issues, in addition to the optimal presentation of effects. as well as the excellent 'basic' semen research, incorporating cautious research of sperm morphology, the guide offers verified strategies for using computer-aided sperm research and sperm useful evaluation. during the instruction manual the translation of laboratory leads to the medical context is highlighted, and secure laboratory perform is emphasised. it truly is a useful source to all scientists and technicians who practice diagnostic trying out for male-factor infertility.

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However, the procedure can give the examiner the wrong impression – that cervical mucus is restricted to the cervix only. It has been suggested that the cervix functions as a sperm reservoir. However, the major evidence is that spermatozoa can survive deep up in the crypts of cervical mucus, but this does not prove that spermatozoa temporarily surviving in the crypts actually constitute a reservoir since there is no evidence that these spermatozoa ever re-emerge from the crypts into the cervical canal.

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