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Andrology Laboratory
Semen AnalysisSemen Analysis
semen analysis The Andrology Laboratory uses the Computer Assisted Semen Analysis (CASA) system. Ours is the first system in the country and was installed during the inception of the Department. This automated system provides a detailed analysis of density, percent motility, curvilinear and straight-line velocities, beat cross frequency and amplitude of lateral head displacement of spermatozoa. Besides the computerized report, information on volume, pH, viscosity, fructose assessment, morphology, number of immature cells and white blood cells and other routine assessment is provided. This powerful tool helps us in counseling the couple as to which method of treatment is best suited for them. Couples undergoing preliminary work up for infertility, patients with male factor infertility, unexplained infertility and repeated failed attempts at Assisted Reproduction benefit from CASA. During the course of treatment, CASA objectively assesses improvement due to a particular therapy.

Sperm Processing for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
ANDROLOGY LABORATORY
The semen sample is processed by washing, centrifugation and migration. A suitable culture medium is used. The final migration is done under stringent culture conditions using CO2 incubation. The spermatozoa thus obtained are free of debris and bacteria, are energetic and improve the success rates of intrauterine insemination. We have a special room with privacy for semen collection. We also prepare the enriched sample for other clinics so that they can perform the insemination in their clinic. Women with ovulatory dysfunction, treated endometriosis with patent tubes, luteal phase defects, cervical factor infertility and polycystic ovarian disease can try IUI first before trying the more advanced techniques of Assisted Reproduction. Men with slightly compromised semen parameters may benefit from IUI.
Donor Insemination Program
Semen Cryopreservation and Bankingdonor program
We routinely have a back-up semen sample frozen for couples who are undergoing treatment in case of inability to give a sample on the day of the IUI, IVF or ICSI. Men undergoing orchidectomy/cancer treatment prior to radiation and chemotherapy can also avail of our cryopreservation facilities. Those who are undergoing ICSI are encouraged to freeze their sperm so that we have adequate number of sperm at the time of ICSI. We routinely cryopreserve testicular and epididymal sperm, so that repeated attempts at obtaining fresh epididymal and testicular sperm may be avoided.

Donor Insemination Program
Our sperm bank uses donor semen, which has undergone stringent evaluation. The donors are tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C and VDRL. Besides, the semen quality is ensured by following the WHO criteria. The Cryopreservation Donor Semen Program is in accordance with the guidelines established by the The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).