As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to term. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. In this article, we will discuss what is male infertility peroxidase staining test ?
Peroxidase Staining is a test of infection by differentiating white blood cells produced by the immune system from immature sperm.
If a man is suspected to have producing abnormal sperm caused by infection of the reproductive system including high levels of white blood cells in other sperm test, then his doctor may require a peroxidase staining test. A semen sample is taken in the clinic laboratory with masturbation.
1. Levels of white blood cells
Since high levels of white blood cells or leukocytes cause cells oxidation to leading to changing the makeup of sperm cells, affecting motility and morphology and damaging their ability to fertilize an egg.
2. Infection other in the reproductive system
If the infection of the body is the cause of increasing of the white blood cells in the semen, than
of antibiotics may be given. If the infection is caused by testicle damage then same medication may be given but you may also be advised to ejaculate frequently, to move those excessive white blood cells out of the seminal tract.
Infection of testicle if not treat early may cause permanent damage to the test and increase the risk of infertility.
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