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Sperm DNA fragmentation test

One of the reasons of male infertility is a sperm DNA fragmentation. DNA fragmentation test helps to determine the percentage of sperm DNA damage in male germ cells. Damage or rupture of the DNA molecule of the sperm can lead to destruction of fertilization and embryo development and also may  cause spontaneous abortion.










If you and your partner are having problems conceiving and giving birth, and the main indicators of male ejaculate is normal (concentration, morphology, motility), talk to your doctor about the advisability of holding Sperm DNA fragmentation test.

It is possible that the cause of infertility is in a high level of DNA fragmentation of sperm.

Clinical indications for the test on DNA fragmentation of sperm:

  • unexplained infertility (of unknown cause).
  • When Oligo-asteno-teratozoospermia, teratozoospermia accrued.
  • Miscarriage.
  • Multiple unsuccessful attempts at in vitro fertilization (IVF).
  • Age older than 35 years.
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases of the male reproductive system.
  • When varicose veins of the spermatic cord (varicocele).
  • Poor quality of embryos in in vitro fertilization programs.
  • Poor fertilization oocytes in IVF programs.
  • Increase of body temperature in the last 3 months.
  • When freezing sperm (to ensure that the frozen sample has acceptable fragmentation levels).
  • In men older than 45 years

Preparation for sperm DNA fragmentation test

  • Abstinence from sexual activity (including masturbation) for 3-5 days prior to the examination
  • Do not use alcohol in the week prior to the examination
  • Do not steam bath, sauna, do not take a hot bath for a week before the test.
  • The lower sperm DNA damage, the more chances to become happy parents!

Consult your physician.

To make an appointment with doctor, you can call (+374 10) 65-43-43, or through our website.


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