15 May Sperm diagnosis
There are many reasons why a couple is unable to conceive naturally or to successfully bring a pregnancy to term. In over a third of this couple, male infertility plays a role. In those cases a thorough sperm diagnosis can be carried out to identify (if possible) the reason of the issue.
At PGDLabs, in collaboration with fertility clinics from around the world, we perform various tests to detect the causes of what is known as male genetic infertility.
What is male genetic infertility?
Some changes to chromosomes or gene mutations can cause infertility because they harm sperm production or block the flow of sperm. The most common genetic causes of infertility are chromosomal conditions that affect the way that sperm is produced:
- Chromosomal rearrangements that affect fertility in two ways: impairing sperm production or/and by transmitting the abnormality in an unbalanced form to the embryos giving IVF failures, Miscarriages or babies with disabilities
Klinefelter syndrome : A condition where men are born with an extra X chromosome.
Other genetic disorders can also be responsible of male infertility:
- Pathogenic variants of the CFTR gene, associated with Cystic Fibrosis, can cause blockage or absence of the sperm canal, known as congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens.
- Microdeletion of the chromosome Y: Is a genetic disorders caused by missing gene(s) in the Y chromosome that are essential for sperm production, leading to a reduction or absence of sperm.
Consult your case with specialists
If you believe that you have a genetic disorder that is affecting your ability to conceive, consult with your trusted physician or get in touch with us. At PGDLabs we perform a full sperm diagnosis to determine whether there is a genetic cause, and if so, the best course of action.
We encourage you to get in touch with our team of specialists if you want to learn more about our sperm diagnosis. You may contact us by calling +965 969 38 400 or by email at email@example.com. If you prefer, you may fill out the contact form that you will find here, and we will address your inquiry as soon as possible.