sperm antibodies
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shansy - April 25

Hi,
Just received news today that husband's sperm antibodies are 50% and his count is 8%. Do you have any insight into what this means for us? Feeling very confused about the effect of this on us trying to conceive.

 

Barry Jacobs, M. D. - April 25

A sperm count of 8% is not a valid report of anything. Count is reported as number of million per ml (unit volume). As far as antibodies, 50% of what? How was antibody testing done? The only valid test for sperm antibodies I know is the ImunoBead Test. Why was he tested for antibodies? That is not a standard test, and is done for secific medical history issues, or sperm clumpimg or poor motility.

 

shansy - April 26

His percentage of normal morphology is 8. We were told that 15% is considered normal. The test that we were told related to antibodies is called SPERM MAR RESULTS- IGG (MAR IGG) and the normal range is 0-20 % bound. My husband tested at 50% bound. His Sperm Concentration is 156 MIL/ML- is this the count?

 

Barry Jacobs, M. D. - April 26

The 156 million per ml is the count. His morphology is moderately poor. The sub specialist I use for male infertility uses the a different test for antibodies. From my limited reading in the area of andrology, I think the ImunoBead test is more reliable. If he really does have an antibody problem, You may require IVF and injection of sperm into eggs to create embryos.
Good luck.

 

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