You are probably familiar with the term “sperm count” which deals with the quantity of sperm produced. However, most of us know less about sperm quality. Sperm DNA is one of the most important factors when it comes to conceiving.
This sperm quality can be affected but things like stress, smoking, alcohol, recreational drugs, obesity and other avoidable lifestyle factors. Even healthy sperm will have some DNA damage, but it is the amount of damage that matters.
DNA damage is often a factor when men have been trying four a baby for some time without success and where there is no obvious explanation why. It can also be a factor where couples have been trying for a baby but have suffered a number of miscarriages.
The important thing is for men to find out what their sperm quality is like. If extensive damaged is discovered we can help couples make the right lifestyle choices and to find the best fertility treatment for them.
Knowing if you have sperm DNA damage can help reduce the loss of valuable time, financial costs, emotional heartache and guide you to the correct treatment. For example, with moderate damage IVF might be the best treatment to try first. If the damage is higher then the best chance of success might be by join straight to ICSI treatment.
We are now working with Lewis Fertility Testing, the UK leader in this field, to offer Sperm Comet DNA Testing.
Once you have produced your sample the results can be with you in just a matter of days and we can then suggest the right course of treatment for you.
For more details please send us an email or phone 01392 881228.