Sperm 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 blood 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.
We will send you your Sperm Antibodies blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Sperm Antibodies test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood 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 blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Sperm Antibodies 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 Sperm Antibodies test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.