This practical, extensively illustrated handbook covers the procedures that are undertaken in andrology and ART laboratories to analyse and assess male-factor infertility, and to prepare spermatozoa for use in assisted conception therapy. The content is presented as brief, authoritative overviews of the relevant biological background for each area, plus detailed, step-by-step descriptions of the relevant analytical procedures. Each technical section includes pertinent quality control considerations, as well as the optimum presentation of results. In addition to the comprehensive ‘basic’ semen analysis, incorporating careful analysis of sperm morphology, the handbook provides established techniques for the use of computer-aided sperm analysis and sperm functional assessment. Throughout the handbook the interpretation of laboratory results in the clinical context is highlighted, and safe laboratory practice is emphasized. It is an invaluable resource to all scientists and technicians who perform diagnostic testing for male-factor infertility.Table of Contents List of abbreviationsPreface1. Introduction2. Basic physiology3. Basic semen analysis4. External semen analysis5. Sperm function tests6. Sperm-mucus interaction7. Sperm preparation8. Sperm cryobanking9. SSR10. Quality management11. Risk management12. ReproTox testingAppendices: 1. Reference values2. Basic andrology lab equipment list3. Company references4. ESHRE CASA consensus5. Home testing overview6. Sample forms7. Comparison of replicate conts8. SafetyIndex.
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Titolo: A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology
Autori: Bjorndahl - Castilla
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 15x23 cm
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