What Is The

Sperm DNA Fragmentation Test?

A DNA test is genetic information of the sperm, a simple semen examination is insufficient to identity problems. For the same reason, specific tests are available. SCSA (Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay) is the most often utilized DNA Fragmentation test.

The Sperm DNA Fragmentation Index SCSA is laboratory test that analyzes the DNA integrity of a sperm sample.

What Is Sperm DNA  Fragmentation Index(DFI)?

The sperm DNA fragmentation index or sperm DFI is a test that measures the amount of DNA damage to the sperm.   It is a simple test that can identity if there are any issues with the sperm before in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Who Should Consider DNA Fragmentation Test?

- Multiple Unsuccessful ART cycles - Unexplained Infertility - Miscarriages - Males of advanced age - Varicocele - Analyses of Abnormal Sperm - Exposure to toxic chemicals such as cigarettes, alcohol and radiation.

If you are facing recurrent miscarriages and also IVF cycle despite all other medical condition being under control or normal, you may have to undergo a DNA fragmentation test.

Dr. Namita Kotia  Senior IVF Specialist Aastha Fertility Care

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