The tests and services available are briefly described below. If additional information is needed please contact us by phone (248) 397-8449.
Sperm Washing and Capacitation for Artificial Insemination
Artificial insemination with semen is indicated if the semen specimen is of a lower quality and/or the recipient has fertility problems that indicate inseminations may enhance the chance of conception. There are many wash techniques that can be utilized. The reason for washing a semen specimen prior to insemination is to enhance the quality of the specimen and to remove the seminal fluid. The physician can then do intrauterine inseminations on the recipient utilizing the washed semen specimen.
Retrograde Sperm Wash Retrieval
Retrograde ejaculation can be caused by a surgical procedure, an illness or a congenital malformation. The patient usually will not have any seminal discharge after an ejaculate. This is because the ejaculate goes into the bladder. In correlation with the recipients ovulatory cycle the client follows some very simple instructions at home prior to their appointment at our lab. We have them collect a specimen at our lab. We then attempt to separate the sperm from the urine. The washed specimen can then be used to artificially inseminate the recipient at her physician's office.