List of abbreviations; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic physiology; 3. Basic semen analysis; 4. External semen analysis; 5. Sperm function tests; 6. Sperm-mucus interaction; 7. Sperm preparation; 8. Sperm cryobanking; 9. SSR; 10. Quality management; 11. Risk management; 12. ReproTox testing; Appendices: 1. Reference values; 2. Basic andrology lab equipment list; 3. Company references; 4. ESHRE CASA consensus; 5. Home testing overview; 6. Sample forms; 7. Comparison of replicate conts; 8. Safety; Index.
Lars Bjoerndahl is Consultant, Center for Andrology and Sexual Medicine, Clinic of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden. David Mortimer is the President and co-owner of Oozoa Biomedical Inc., West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Christopher L. R. Barratt is Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland. Jose Antonio Castilla is Director of Andrology and Embryology Laboratory, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Spain and Medical Director of Sperm Bank CEIFER, Granada, Spain. Roelof Menkfeld is Head Specialist Scientist and Director of the Andrology Laboratory, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Academic Hospital and University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa. Ulrik Kvist is Associate Professor of Andrology, Director of Andrology Laboratory, Center for Andrology and Sexual Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Juan G. Alvarez is Scientific Director, Institut Marques, Barcelona, Spain. Trine B. Haugen is Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo University College, Norway.
'... well structured and easy to follow. The chapters are well written ... The contributions are critical and crucial, with exciting new information ... This book provides a good foundation for all scientists and technicians, clinicians and healthcare professionals to manage both general infertility and ART patients.' A. Salmassi and B. Acar-Perk, Universitatsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein