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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™ IgG has an 18 month shelf life from date of produce.
SpermMar™ IgG has been CE marked according to the specifications set forth in the European Medical Device Directive 98/79/EC.
Product order codes:
SpermMar IgG singles - 50 tests
SpermMar IgG complete - 50 tests
Positive controls for SpermMar IgG
Negative controls for SpermMar IgG
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