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A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology

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  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Spiral bound
  • isbn: 9780521735902

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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.

    • Includes structured step-by-step instructions for basic analysis to give the reader an overview of the methods and proper implementation of techniques
    • Detailed instructions for sperm morphology staining with each critical step explained to help troubleshooting errors
    • 8 colour plates on morphology to enhance understanding
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… 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, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Spiral bound
    • isbn: 9780521735902
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 175 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus. 8 colour illus. 16 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • 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.

  • Authors

    Lars Björndahl, Karolinska University Hospital
    Lars Björndahl 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, Oozoa Biomedical Inc, Vancouver
    David Mortimer is the President and co-owner of Oozoa Biomedical Inc., West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    Christopher L. R. Barratt, University of Dundee
    Christopher L. R. Barratt is Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland.

    Jose Antonio Castilla, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves
    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 Menkveld, Tygerberg Academic Hospital; University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    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, Karolinska University Hospital
    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, Institut Marques
    Juan G. Alvarez is Scientific Director, Institut Marques, Barcelona, Spain.

    Trine B. Haugen, Oslo University College
    Trine B. Haugen is Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo University College, Norway.

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