Accurate assessment of sperm DNA damage, a key biomarker of male infertility.
Examen’s fertility testing laboratory meets all the required standards and our quality management system is ISO 13485:2016 and EN ISO 13485:2016 certified for the design, development and manufacture of in vitro diagnostic DNA-based assays for sperm cell analysis.
Conventional semen parameters are accepted to have limited diagnostic value for male infertility. In contrast, sperm DNA damage is known to be a robust biomarker of male infertility and miscarriage. Exact fertility tests have the highest sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing male infertility when compared to other sperm DNA tests. Exact testing can help you decide on the most appropriate medical interventions and lifestyle changes to improve your patient’s sperm DNA and fertility.
Identify normozoospermic men with an increased risk of IVF failure due to high levels of sperm DNA damage.
Conventional semen parameters are accepted to have limited prognostic value for IVF treatment. Exact® IVF is the only sperm DNA test that is predictive of IVF fertilisation rate, embryo and blastocyst quality, implantation rate, pregnancy rate and live birth rate. ICSI is a more successful treatment than IVF for patients with high sperm DNA damage. Exact IVF testing can help you decide between IVF and ICSI and on medical, surgical or lifestyle interventions to improve your patient’s sperm DNA and chances of IVF success.
Identify oligozoospermic men with an increased risk of ICSI failure due to high levels of sperm DNA damage.
Conventional semen parameters are accepted to have limited prognostic value for ICSI treatment. Exact® ICSI is the only sperm DNA test that is predictive of ICSI live birth rate. ICSI is most successful when sperm with limited DNA damage are used. Sperm DNA damage can be improved by medical and surgical interventions such as varicocele repair or treating underlying infections. Sperm with lower levels of DNA damage can sometimes be retrieved from a testicular biopsy. Exact ICSI testing can help you decide on medical, surgical or lifestyle interventions to improve your patient’s sperm DNA and chances of ICSI success.
Identify men with levels of DNA damage outside the fertile range
Exact testing provides information on the amount of DNA damage in your sperm, which may provide an explanation as to the reason behind your miscarriage. If it is sperm DNA damage that’s a problem, there are a number of lifestyle changes that can be undertaken to improve your sperm quality and increase your chances of a successful pregnancy in the future.
The test can not only help provide necessary understanding, but also help fertility professionals make clinical decisions in regard to which treatment is right for you.