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Genetic Testing

“Male factor infertility” is the name for any condition in the man that may be a reason why a couple cannot have a baby. Certain conditions, can increase these chances.

Our fertility specialist may recommend genetic testing if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Very low sperm count, or no sperm seen in the semen
  • Physical features that suggest a genetic cause
  • Several miscarriages

The chances of identifying a genetic cause for male factor infertility depends on the man’s laboratory results, physical exam findings, ethnic and racial background, and family history.

What genetic tests are recommended for men with male factor infertility?

The three most common genetic tests are:

  • Karyotype (chromosome analysis)
  • Y chromosome microdeletion test
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) gene test