Our Antisperm Antibody (IgG) kit comes with Blue color coated latex particle while Antisperm Antibody (IgA) comes with Red color coated latex particle for better clarity in result.
It is estimated that, about 5-10% of male infertility is caused by sperm autoimmunity. In 10-15% cases of unexplained infertility in women, circulating sperm antibodies are observed. Antisperm–Antibody development is mainly related to Testicular Trauma, Orchitis, Genitourinary Tract Infection, Spinal Cord Injury and Homosexuality. Antisperm – Antibody can be detected in serum, seminal plasma, on the surface of spermatozoa and in cervical mucus, other female reproductive tract fluids (tubal fluid, follicular fluid and uterine fluid) and serum.
IgG (Immunoglobulin-G) & IgA (Immunoglobulin-A) are the two major immunoglobulin classes of Antisperm-Antibody.
The diagnosis of Antisperm-Antibody mediated infertility lacks a pathognomonic clinical picture, however it should be suspected if,
To detect Antisperm–Antibody, number of tests are available, but the preferred tests are MAR (Mixed Anti-Globulin Reaction) & IBT(Immuno Bead Test). However, advantages with MAR test are, it can be performed directly on fresh, untreated semen sample, quick results (obtained in few minutes), is simple and repeatable.
|Semen Analysis Chamber (Sperm Meter)||Semen Collection Container|
|Controlled Temperature 370C Dry bath (Sperm Warmer / Water bath)||Test-tubes|
|Stop-watch (Andro Watch)||Glass-slides|
|Set of Pipettes||Non-spermicidal Semen Collection Pouch (Sperm Collect)|
|Glass Slide Tray||Microtips|