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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Study of semen quality by SQA (QwikCheck Gold)


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Author Details: Ranjana Hawaldar, Sadhna Sodani

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 290

Article End Page : 293


Abstract

Introduction: Infertility is defined as failure of a couple to conceive after twelve months of regular intercourse without the use of contraception in women <35 years of age and after 6 months of regular intercourse without the use of contraception in women ≥35 years. According to WHO statistics primary infertility rate in India varies between 3.9%-16.8%. The “male factor infertility is defined as an alteration in sperm concentration and/or motility and/or morphology in at least one of the two semen samples analyzed and collected one and four weeks apart. According to WHO statistics primary infertility rate in India varies between 3.9%-16.8%. It is mainly due to deficiency in semen quality.
Objective: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the semen quality of men coming to our diagnostic clinic for semen analysis by sperm quality analyzer SQA (QwikCheck Gold).
Materials and Methods: A total of 200 fresh semen samples from infertile men coming to our diagnostic center between July to September 2017 were included in the study. Each ejaculate was analyzed on SQA (QwikCheck Gold) (medical electronic system) by strictly following manufacturer instructions.
Results: Azoospermia was observed in 6.5% of men. 79.5% men had optimum sperm concentration of >15 million/ml.34% men had less than 4% normal morphology of sperms. 39.5% patients had >40% motility. Teratospermia was observed in 60.5%patients. Poor sperm motility (asthenospemia) was observed in 61.5% patients.
Conclusion: Semen analysis remains the main fool for evaluating male infertility. SQA (QwikCheck Gold) is a unique, compact desktop instrument which is rapid, runs on low cost, is easy to use and provides standardized quantitation of semen parameters. It can be used as a screening tool for semen quality determination and management of male infertility.

Keywords: Semen, SQA (QwikCheck Gold), Azoospermia, Teratospermia.

Doi No:-10.18231/2394-6792.2018.0054