In general, clinicians recognize the relationship between sperm DNA damage and poor reproductive outcomes but not all are prepared to include sperm DNA tests as part of the general male infertility work-up. If you live further away, the Hub will provide a private room for you to produce your sample. Men make new batches of sperm every 3 months and so these characteristics can change with time. In contrast, an infertile man has fewer sperm with low fragmentation and more sperm with higher fragmentation Figure 1. You need both tests to get the full picture of your sperm health.
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Sperm DNA tests can be valuable to clinicians if they are performed by an experienced laboratory with high precision and adequate validation. In contrast, an infertile man has fewer sperm with low fragmentation and more sperm with higher fragmentation Figure 1. The causative factors of SDF include paternal age, smoking, radiation, varicocele, obesity, cancers and leukocytospermia 2. However, there is a clear need for newer studies to further address these issues. Copyright Translational Andrology and Urology.