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Test for the detection of anti-sperm antibodies
SpermMar™ IgA and SpermMar™ IgG are rapid, easy-to-use tests for the detection of anti-sperm antibodies in semen and serum.
Anti sperm antibodies (ASA) are produced when the blood-testis barrier is disrupted by obstruction, infection or traumatism. Immunoglobulines of the IgG class are usually present in both serum and semen, and the IgG antibodies attach to the spermatozoa. ASA of the IgA class are secreted by the accessory sex glands and are found in semen only. ASA of the IgG class may be detected in seminal plasma, but there is usually no free IgA in seminal plasma. Anti sperm antibodies of the IgA class almost never occur without IgG antibodies.
In case more than 40% of motile spermatozoa present ASA of the IgG class, complementary testing for IgA antibodies is advisable.
The immunological factor reduces the probability of spontaneous conception, and this is particularly true when ASA of the IgA class are also present.
SpermMar™ IgA has a 12 month shelf life from date of produce.
SpermMar™ IgA has been CE marked according to the specifications set forth in the European Medical Device Directive 98/79/EC.
Product order codes:
SpermMar IgA singles - 50 tests
SpermMar IgA complete - 50 tests
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