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Chapter 1 - Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 February 2022

David Mortimer
Affiliation:
Oozoa Biomedical Inc., Vancouver
Lars Björndahl
Affiliation:
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Christopher L. R. Barratt
Affiliation:
University of Dundee
José Antonio Castilla
Affiliation:
HU Virgen de las Nieves, Granada
Roelof Menkveld
Affiliation:
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Ulrik Kvist
Affiliation:
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Juan G. Alvarez
Affiliation:
Centro ANDROGEN, La Coruña
Trine B. Haugen
Affiliation:
Oslo Metropolitan University
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Summary

Gives an overview of the role of semen analysis and spern function testing in the assessment of the reproductive system in adrology and in the aetiology of male factor infertility. Considers the convergence of semen anaysis reference methodology and the vital importance of training in achieving competency and controlling measurement uncertainty. Discusses how the andrology laboratory provides test results that help direct patient management, and the importance of safe and effective sperm preparation as part of assisted conception treatments.

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Print publication year: 2022

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