Test Background The overall physical structure (morphology) of sperm can be microscopically examined to determine abnormalities associated with the head, mid-piece or tail regions. A morphological analysis as determined using the Kruger strict criteria is the method of choice to provide a predictive index for the likelihood of a sperm to fertilise the egg in an impending IVF programme.
Clinical Indications In vitro fertilization success index
Reference Range 0-4 % Poor prognosis 5-14 % Fair prognosis >15 % Good prognosis
Sample Required A complete fresh ejaculate
Turnaround Time 14 days
Notes The laboratory is not UKAS accredited for this test. See here for further information