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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-26
Does centrifugation and semen processing with swim up at 37°C yield sperm with better DNA integrity compared to centrifugation and processing at room temperature?


Department of Reproductive Medicine, Mohak Hi-tech Speciality Laparoscopy and Infertility Centre, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Deepthi Repalle
Senior Embryologist, Mohak Hi-tech Specialty Laparoscopy and Infertility center, SAIMS campus, Indore-Ujjain State Highway, M.R.-10, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.452010
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.112375

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Aim: To evaluate whether semen processing at 37°C yield sperm with better DNA integrity compared to centrifugation and processing at room temperature (RT) by swim-up method. Settings: This study was done at tertiary care center attached to Reproductive Medicine Unit and Medical College. Design: Prospective pilot study. Patients: Normozoospermic men (n = 50) undergoing diagnostic semen analysis. Materials and Methods: Normozoospermic samples (World Health Organization, 2010 criteria) after analysis was divided into two aliquots (0.5 mL each); one was processed at 37°C and the other at RT by swim-up method. DNA fragmentation of both samples post wash was calculated by acridine orange method. Statistical Analysis Used: The values of sperm DNA fragmentation were represented as mean and standard error (mean ± SEM) of the mean. Paired t-test was used for calculating the sperm DNA integrity difference between post wash at RT and 37°C. Results: Statistically significant difference was not observed in post wash sperm DNA fragmentation values at 37°C compared to RT. Conclusion: Our data represents that there was no significant difference in sperm DNA fragmentation values of samples processed at 37°C and at RT. Hence, sperm processing at 37°C does not yield sperm with better DNA integrity compared to centrifugation and processing at RT.


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