Diagnostics

Chlamydia detection in menstrual tissue (RT-PCR)

This test  detects Chlamydia trachomatis by PCR in a few drops of menstrual blood allowing the detection of this pathogen in the upper female reproductive tract that often remains undetected in conventional swabs. If left untreated, a ch...
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Reccurent failure

Repeated miscarriages or recurrent IVF failures may be due to immunological problems that lead to premature rejection of the embryo before pregnancy can be detected by even the most sensitive tests. A woman often produces perfectly viable emb...
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Hysteroscopy

Infertility is a critical component of reproductive health with high social relevance. It has been estimated that 72.4 million couples are infertile worldwide and that 40.5 million of these are currently ...
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Ovulation cycle monitoring

Ovulation monitoring is the first step to improve the changes of getting a pregnancy allowing to exactly know when a woman ovulates (it releases an egg). The length of a normal menstrual cycle varies from 28 to about 36 days. This variations ar...
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Digital enhanced sperm analysis

The spermatozoa are examined under immersion oil using an inverted microscope (TI-DH; Nikon Instruments Italia) equipped with Nomarski optics enhanced by digital imaging to achieve a magnification of up to X 1500. The images captured by a colou...
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Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH)

Studies on humans have shown that approximately 40-50% of early pregnancy loss results from unbalanced chromosome make-up in the conceptus. A majority of these losses occurs prior to implantation or within the first 4 weeks of pregnancy. The...
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Sperm DNA fragmentation (TUNEL Assay)

Sperm DNA fragmentation is thought to be a very sensitive measure of sperm abnormality, independent of sperm counts or standard sperm tests, and predicts natural fertility as well as fertility with the most advanced forms of assisted reproduc...
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Semen evaluation

Semen evaluation represents one of the first tests done to determine whether a man has a problem fathering a child providing important information about the quality and quantity of the sperm. It is fundamental at the primary care level to make ...
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Sperm decondensation test

Apart from test systems that directly assess the quality and integrity of the DNA itself, assays have been developed that probe DNA packaging and maturity. This is of particular importance because in spermatozoa, ...
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