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Practical Laboratory Andrology, by David, Ph.D. Mortimer

Practical Laboratory Andrology

by David, Ph.D. Mortimer

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Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 393pp. 
ISBN: 0195065956
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated 
Pub. Date: January 2000

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Book Description 

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 semen and 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 will also 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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Sydney IVF, Australia. Practical reference of techniques in semen analysis and other assessments of infertile men, for researchers and clinicians in reproductive biology and infertility. Illustrated. DNLM: Infertility, Male - diagnosis.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction   3

2 Sperm Physiology   13

3 Semen Analysis   43

4 Biochemistry of Spermatozoa and Seminal Plasma   89

5 Antisperm Antibodies   111

6 Semen Microbiology and Virology   127

7 Computer-Aided Sperm Analysis and Sperm Kinematics   135

8 Ultrastructure of Spermatozoa   159

9 Assessment of Sperm Transport   175

10 Sperm Fertilizing Ability Testing   199

11 Clinical Relevance of Diagnostic Procedures   241

12 Sperm Washing   267

13 Therapeutic Insemination Procedures   287

14 Semen Cryopreservation   301

15 Safety in the Andrology Laboratory   327

16 Technician Training and Quality Control Aspects   337

App. I Semen Analysis Procedural Schedule and Sample Laboratory Form   349

App. II Microscope Field Calibration   352

App. III Epifluorescence   356

App. IV Sample Antisperm Antibody Laboratory Report Form   359

App. V Sample Semen Donor Screening Forms   361

App. VI Sample Sperm-Mucus Interaction Testing Laboratory and Report Forms   364

App. VII Semen Cryopreservation Forms   371

App. VIII Equipment Required for a Basic Andrology Laboratory   376

Index   381

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