Isolation and Selection of Round Spermatids for ICSI
Round spermatids are immature sperm cells, which can be used for injection during artificial insemination treatment. These are used when no mature sperm cells are found. The Andrology Institute of America has developed an exclusive protocol for the use of these round spermatids.
Home Semen Analysis
If you plan on shipping an at-home semen collection sample via our Biotranz Shipping method, then a Biotranz Shipping Survivability Test is recommended. Since all semen is different, and there is a chance that a particular type will not survive the chilling process used for BioTranz overnight transport, we have developed a test to ensure the best quality specimen is sent and received for analysis.
Second Opinion Consultation
Have you seen other fertility doctors, but are unsure about your results? Our experts can review your semen analysis, and give you a "second opinion" on whether or not you should continue your current course of fertility treatment. When thousands of dollars and the future of your family is on the line, it's always best to get as many of the facts as possible.
Routine Semen Analysis
Anyone who is having trouble conceiving should have a semen analysis done. In about 40% of infertile couples, the cause of the infertility lies with the males, and this could easily and quickly be diagnosed via a semen analysis. The AIA will perform a detailed analysis and together with the patient history, will make recommendations to you regarding your ongoing fertility treatment.
Strict Sperm Morphology Evaluation
The AIA evaluates normal sperm morphology using either or both WHO standards and also strict criteria methodologies. The strict criteria is based on the shape and appearance of post-coital sperm found in the internal os. The service is performed by our best specialists, and can be a crucial step in your fertility journey.
Sperm Reconstitution for Therapeutic Insemination
Semen preparation or reconstitution techniques are used in assisted reproduction and IUI to separate sperm, which have a normal appearance and move spontaneously, from the fluid portion of the semen in which the sperm are suspended. This can have an effect on the probability of successful conception.
Thawing and Preparation of Donor Sperm for Therapeutic Insemination
The importance of maintaining sperm health through the entire process of artificial insemination services should not be undervalued. The Thawing and Preparation of Donor Sperm for Therapeutic Insemination service is combined with other offerings to create a complete fertility package.
Isolation of High Quality Sperm using SpermPrep and other technologies
In order for fertilization to occur, high quality, motile spermatozoa need to be separated from the seminal specimen. Since there is great diversity in semen profiles, especially among infertile men, each specimen screened by the Andrology Institute of America undergoes a exclusive procedure to isolate the best sperm for ART and IUI.
Gender Selection for Family Balancing
Our success rate is approximately 80% for the male selection and 72% for the female selection. This is not a guaranteed procedure, but it will definitely increase your chances for a specific sex of a child. Gender selection does not damage or alter the sperm in any way, therefore, it will not affect the chances for any abnormalities to the fetus or the establishment of a pregnancy.
Hypo-Osmotic Swelling Test
The duration of sperm motility and overall physical activity is also an important indicator of sperm function and vitality. This is tested to ensure that sperm do not "die off" after a certain period of time.
Sperm Longevity Testing
The HOS-test is used to test the integrity of the sperm cell membrane using the principle of osmotic differences. When utilized alongside additional Andrology Institute of America offerings, this testing becomes critical to the ultimate success of fertility treatments, resulting in conception.
Anti-Sperm Antibody Testing
In general, among infertile men, about 10% will be diagnosed with having antisperm antibodies, a condition that can significantly decrease a couple's chances of conception. The detection of antisperm antibodies can be accomplished through an in depth semen analysis and testing.
Preparation of Sperm obtained via Retrograde Ejaculation
Some men experience Retrograde Ejaculation, wherein the sperm is released back into the bladder instead of out through the urethra during ejaculation. With assistance from the Andrology Institute of America, the post-orgasm urine can be collected and assessed for the presence of sperm.
**All of the andrological techniques and services employed by the Andrology Laboratories at AIA conform with the regulations and guidelines established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
These requirements include certification of the laboratory facilities by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) and other State & Federal Government Agencies. The facilities of the AIA are routinely used by physicians Board Certified in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Urology and Family Practice.**