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Sperm Oxidative Stress Testing (SOS)

Male fertility health issues will be the cause of up to 50% of challenges in conceiving. Though a general semen analysis still remains the ‘gold standard’ for assessing the quality of sperm (checking factors like volume, number, motility, morphology and more), 25 – 40% of male fertility could remain ‘unexplained’ after a semen analysis.

One factor which could be causing this ‘unexplained’ infertility is Oxidative Stress. High levels of oxidative stress have been linked to poor sperm function and cell DNA damage, potentially increasing the risk of failed IVF outcomes

What is oxidative stress?

Oxidative stress and male fertility

Testing for oxidative stress

Who should be tested for oxidative stress?

SOS testing at Care

Our exciting SOS test is currently available at all Care clinics. If you are interested in the SOS test, please contact the team at your local clinic. Or call our new patient enquiry team on 0800 564 2270.
Sperm cells

With 1 in 20 men affected by sperm inefficiency, a correct diagnosis is crucial in ensuring successful fertility treatment. Our SOS test gives even more information about sperm quality, and with treatment often simple, it’s well worth speaking with your Care team about whether our SOS test can help you.