Clinical relevance of sperm DNA assessment: an update

Christopher L. R. Barratt, Christopher J. De Jonge

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    For sperm DNA assessments to be widespread effective clinical tools, key objectives need to be urgently achieved. These include robust standardized methods, systems for training staff and ongoing quality control; and rigorous examination of the clinical outcomes. We discuss the significance of these objectives and conclude that, if achieved, the clinical utility of DNA damage assessment will be fully realized. (Fertil Steril (R) 2010;94:1958-9. (C) 2010 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine.)

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1958-1959
    Number of pages2
    JournalFertility and Sterility
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


    • DNA damage
    • Spermatozoa
    • Fertility
    • Quality control
    • In vitro
    • Chromatin
    • Fertilization
    • Pregnancy
    • Integrity
    • Tests


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