Antisperm antibodies occur when the body becomes sensitised to sperm.
This causes an immune system response that destroys the sperm.
Sperm is normally protected from the immune system by way of a barrier in the testes. In men who have antisperm antibodies, this barrier has been broken, allowing the immune cells to have access to the sperm.
Because sperm have a unique antigen surface, their presence is detected by the immune system and triggers a response.
Depending on where the antibodies are located, sperm can be affected in a variety of ways. If antibodies are found on the tail, sperm tends to be immobilised or may clump together. Antibodies found on the head prevent the sperm from properly binding to the egg and can prevent fertilisation from taking place.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your semen sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Your Semen sample will be analysed at our chosen laboratory based in the heart of London's medical district. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from the UK's largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests
Your semen sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range semen results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Antisperm Antibodies Semen Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Antisperm Antibodies Semen Test results.
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