Practical Laboratory Andrology

Hardcover | January 1, 1994

byDavid Mortimer

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This practical manual on sperm analysis presents the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are used in andrology laboratories to analyze and assess male infertility. Diagnostic areas include: semen analysis and the biochemical, immunological and microbiological examination of human semenand spermatozoa; computer-aided sperm motility analysis; sperm ultrastructure; and assessment of sperm transport through the female tract and sperm fertilizing ability. The clinical relevance of various diagnostic procedures is also discussed. Therapeutic topics include sperm washing techniques,semen cryopreservation, and insemination procedures. The volume also covers safety in the andrology laboratory, technician training, and quality control. The text is extensively illustrated and will be an invaluable resource to all scientists and technicians who diagnose male infertility. It willalso be of interest to researchers working in human gamete biology and reproductive physiology. The detailed methods described in the book are relevant to all hospital, commercial, and university laboratories involved in infertility diagnosis and treatment.

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This practical manual on sperm analysis presents the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are used in andrology laboratories to analyze and assess male infertility. Diagnostic areas include: semen analysis and the biochemical, immunological and microbiological examination of human semenand spermatozoa; computer-aided sperm motili...

David Mortimer is at Scientific Director, Sydney IVF, Sydney.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 1.02 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195065956

ISBN - 13:9780195065954

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Sperm Physiology3. Semen Analysis4. Biochemistry of Spermatozoa and Seminal Plasma5. Antisperm Antibodies6. Semen Microbiology and Virology7. Computer-Aided Sperm Analysis and Sperm Kinetics8. Ultrastructure of Spermatozoa9. Assessment of Sperm Transport10. Sperm Fertilizing Ability Testing11. Clinical Relevance of Diagnostic Procedures12. Sperm Washing13. Therapeutic Insemination Procedures14. Semen Cyropreservation15. Safety in the Andrology Laboratory16. Technician Training and Quality Control Aspects