Sperm Health Test
The TUNEL Test determines the health of the DNA in sperm. Smoking, alcohol, some chemicals and other factors can damage the DNA in cells including sperm cells. The TUNEL Test allows us to assess any DNA damage in sperm. The test is performed in conjunction with a routine semen analysis and provides additional information as to the quality of the sperm. As Repromed is interested in the DNA of live (motile) sperm, the semen is washed to isolate the motile sperm from a preparation. Therefore it is important that a fresh sample is provided to the laboratory.