Reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been negatively correlated with sperm quality including reduction of sperm motility and spermatozoa DNA damage. 8-hydroxy-2-deoxy-guanosine, (8-OΗdG) is an oxidized derivative of the nucleotide guanine  which is prone to oxidation and thus a good, high specificity marker of DNA damage due to oxidative stress. 

SPECIMEN TYPE: Semen (fresh or in special fixative solution)

SAMPLE COLLECTION: Self collected 

SAMPLE STORAGE & SHIPPING: Samples should be stored and shipped at low temperature (4◦- 8◦) using our special temperature controlled box. Next day delivery (24-36 hours) is required. Delivery of samples to Locus Medicus should be planned between Monday and Friday but not during the Weekend. Sample collection and pick-up by courier should take place on the same day.

RESULT TURNAROUND TIME: Between 3 and 5 working days

Available Tests Code Price  
SPI Test ™ full sperm panel SPI1006 250,00 €
3 pathogens in 1 sample (Chlamydia, Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2, Cytomegalovirus (CMV))
Sperm DNA Fragmentation Analysis (DFI)
Sperm Oxidative Stress levels (8OHdG)