Antisperm Antibody

Anti-Sperm Antibodies are generated against the sperm. This occurs when abnormal immune systems recognize self-antigen as non-self-antigen and produce antibodies thus affects sperm thus cause INFERTILITY in males. This test measures anti-sperm antibodies to find the cause of infertility and to assess the normal physiological functioning of the Reproductive Organs.
Test Code: 977
₹ 700.00


Why Anti-sperm antibody test?


Anti-sperm antibody test looks for antibodies against human sperm in blood, vaginal fluids, or semen. The higher levels of antibodies may lead to infertility (lesser chance of the sperm to fertilize an egg). Some of the causes of anti-sperm antibodies are prostate infection, injury to testicles, surgery like vasectomy, etc, (when the sperm comes in contact with the blood i.e. blood-testes barrier - causing antibodies against them) and if women are allergic to semen can produce anti-sperm antibodies. In normal conditions, in human beings, semen also contains immune-suppressive agents secreted by seminal vesicles, and moreover, usually sperm does not come in contact with blood and also when deposited in the vagina after intercourse and thus there is no immune response against sperm in women. A post-coital test is performed for the presence of anti-sperm-antibodies. Few causes are trauma, surgery, mumps, varicocele, a bacterial infection causing epididymitis, prostitis, testicular cancer, unprotected anal intercourse, etc. complications include infertility, etc.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen- Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.    

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory RTDIAGNOSTICS provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.