A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology

A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology

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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.
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  • Spiral bound | 348 pages
  • 176 x 230 x 24mm | 680.39g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 24 b/w illus. 8 colour illus. 16 tables
  • 0521735904
  • 9780521735902
  • 1,821,068

Table of contents

List of abbreviations; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic physiology; 3. Basic semen analysis; 4. External semen analysis; 5. Sperm function tests; 6. Sperm-mucus interaction; 7. Sperm preparation; 8. Sperm cryobanking; 9. SSR; 10. Quality management; 11. Risk management; 12. ReproTox testing; Appendices: 1. Reference values; 2. Basic andrology lab equipment list; 3. Company references; 4. ESHRE CASA consensus; 5. Home testing overview; 6. Sample forms; 7. Comparison of replicate conts; 8. Safety; Index.
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'... well structured and easy to follow. The chapters are well written ... The contributions are critical and crucial, with exciting new information ... This book provides a good foundation for all scientists and technicians, clinicians and healthcare professionals to manage both general infertility and ART patients.' A. Salmassi and B. Acar-Perk, Universitatsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein
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About Ulrik Kvist

Lars Bjorndahl is Consultant, Center for Andrology and Sexual Medicine, Clinic of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden. David Mortimer is the President and co-owner of Oozoa Biomedical Inc., West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Christopher L. R. Barratt is Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland. Jose Antonio Castilla is Director of Andrology and Embryology Laboratory, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Spain and Medical Director of Sperm Bank CEIFER, Granada, Spain. Roelof Menkfeld is Head Specialist Scientist and Director of the Andrology Laboratory, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Academic Hospital and University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa. Ulrik Kvist is Associate Professor of Andrology, Director of Andrology Laboratory, Center for Andrology and Sexual Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Juan G. Alvarez is Scientific Director, Institut Marques, Barcelona, Spain. Trine B. Haugen is Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo University College, Norway.
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