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A practical guide to basic laboratory andrology [electronic resource] /
Lars Björndahl ... [et al.].
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
description
xii, 336 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521735904 (pbk.), 9780521735902 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
isbn
0521735904 (pbk.)
9780521735902 (pbk.)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Machine generated contents note: 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.
general note
Spiral bound.
abstract
"This practical, extensively illustrated handbook covers the procedures that are undertaken in andrology and ART laboratories to analyse and assess male-factor infertility, and to prepare spermatozoa for use in assisted conception therapy. The content is presented as brief, authoritative overviews of the relevant biological background for each area, plus detailed, step-by-step descriptions of the relevant analytical procedures. Each technical section includes pertinent quality control considerations, as well as the optimum presentation of results. In addition to the comprehensive 'basic' semen analysis, incorporating careful analysis of sperm morphology, the handbook provides established techniques for the use of computer-aided sperm analysis and sperm functional assessment. Throughout the handbook the interpretation of laboratory results in the clinical context is highlighted, and safe laboratory practice is emphasized. It is an invaluable resource to all scientists and technicians who perform diagnostic testing for male-factor infertility"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
10609766
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lars Bjrndahl 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 President and Principal Consultant of Oozoa Biomedical 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 Menkveld is 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, Clinic of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine Huddinge, Stockholm, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Juan G. Alvarez is Scientific Director, Institut Marques, Barcelona, Spain. Trine B. Haugen is Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'... 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, Universit tsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein
'... 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
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Summaries
Main Description
This practical, extensively illustrated handbook covers the procedures that are undertaken in andrology and ART laboratories to analyse and assess male-factor infertility, and to prepare spermatozoa for use in assisted conception therapy. The content is presented as brief, authoritative overviews of the relevant biological background for each area, plus detailed, step-by-step descriptions of the relevant analytical procedures. Each technical section includes pertinent quality control considerations, as well as the optimum presentation of results. In addition to the comprehensive 'basic' semen analysis, incorporating careful analysis of sperm morphology, the handbook provides established techniques for the use of computer-aided sperm analysis and sperm functional assessment. Throughout the handbook the interpretation of laboratory results in the clinical context is highlighted, and safe laboratory practice is emphasized. It is an invaluable resource to all scientists and technicians who perform diagnostic testing for male-factor infertility.
Description for Bookstore
This extensively illustrated handbook covers the procedures that are undertaken in andrology and ART laboratories to analyse and assess male-factor infertility, and to prepare spermatozoa for use in assisted conception therapy. It has brief, authoritative overviews of the relevant biological background and step-by-step descriptions of analytical procedures.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This extensively illustrated handbook covers the procedures that are undertaken in andrology and ART laboratories to analyse and assess male-factor infertility, and to prepare spermatozoa for use in assisted conception therapy.
Table of Contents
List of authorsp. vi
List of abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Basic physiologyp. 5
Basic semen analysisp. 33
Extended semen analysisp. 77
Sperm function testsp. 113
Tests of sperm-cervical mucus interactionp. 147
Sperm preparationp. 167
Sperm cryobankingp. 189
Preparation of surgically retrieved spermatozoap. 219
Quality management and accreditationp. 227
Risk managementp. 249
Reproductive toxicologyp. 257
Appendices
Reference valuesp. 261
Equipment required for a basic andrology laboratoryp. 277
Supply companiesp. 287
Recommendations on the application of CASA technology in the analysis of spermatozoap. 291
Home testingp. 295
Example laboratory and report formsp. 297
Comparison of replicate countsp. 305
Safetyp. 313
Indexp. 323
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