Andrologists | Melbourne IVF
Our Andrology Laboratory
Sperm defects are the most common cause of failure of fertilisation in clinical IVF. With the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a specialised technique for injecting a single sperm into an egg, many of these sperm can achieve normal fertilisation. Sperm analysis before you begin assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment is important to help your fertility specialist recommend the most appropriate ART technique (IUI, IVF or ICSI).
Our andrology laboratory provides a full range of analytical services, including routine semen analysis and testing for anti-sperm antibodies.
The andrology laboratory also provides sperm freezing and storage for use in future ART treatment. The laboratory also stores sperm for use in the donor program, or before chemotherapy or radiotherapy where a man’s treatment may affect his sperm function or production in the future.
Download an Andrology Referral Form below