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Registration CodeMICY
Method

Multiplex PCR of Yq STSs from AZFa, AZFb, and AZFc regions followed by gel electrotrophoresis.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

An average of 10% of couples consults infertility clinics. In about half of these cases, sperm production is defective, either quantitatively or qualitatively. Approximately one third to one half of these cases are classified as idiopathic. The deletion of the AZF (azoospermia factor) is thought to be pathogenetically involved in some cases of male infertility associated with azoospermia or severe oligozoospermia. Microdeletions of Yq have been used to define three non-overlapping regions associated with a failure of spermatogenesis, termed AZFa, AZFb and AZFc. Y-chromosome-specific, sequence-tagged site (STS) PCR markers can identify microdeletions in DNA from peripheral blood lymphocytes of infertile males.

External Price$336.21(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen5 mL EDTA blood
Sample Delivery to LabSame day or overnight courier, ambient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Molecular Pathology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 354 0548 | x 80548
Test Availability9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Turnaround Time14 days
Additional Information

This genetic test needs nucleated cells. Please don’t centrifuge or freeze the EDTA blood tube.

Delphic Number Test Number7100

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