A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology Author : Lars Björndahl Publisher : Cambridge University Press Total Pages : Release : 2010-04-01 ISBN 10 : 9781139482493 ISBN 13 : 1139482491 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology Book Description: 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.