Sperm DNA damage screening

Sperm DNA damage could be a cause of low quality sperm. 

Factors including your age and lifestyle can damage your sperm DNA. So, if you’re over 50 years old, you’re a current or ex-smoker, or if you could have been exposed to glue vapours or other toxicants that can affect your fertility, it might be a good idea to have your sperm checked for DNA damage. 

Could sperm DNA screening be right for me?

We’re most likely to recommend sperm DNA damage screening if you’re struggling with:

  • Unexplained or persistent infertility

  • Low fertilisation rates or poor embryo quality in IVF cycles

  • Recurrent implantation failure

  • Recurrent miscarriage
Factors including your age and lifestyle can damage your sperm DNA.

What does sperm DNA screening involve?

For screening, we simply need you to provide a semen sample. We’ll then freeze your sample and ship this over to our laboratory, where it will be thawed and tested for DNA damage.

Once we have the results, together we’ll discuss your next steps, which could be further tests or possible treatments.