Screening assays for immunologic infertility: a comparison study.


Because the immunobead antisperm antibody test (IBT) is difficult to learn and results are heavily operator-dependent, we compared findings on IBT with those of SpermMAR and SpermCheck in 58 patients to determine whether the latter two tests could demonstrate improved screening ability. Assays performed on both sperm and serum (i.e., direct and indirect) yielded 100% positive predictive values when IBT was used as the standard. Both SpermCheck and SpermMAR are easier to perform, and, as the former has a slightly greater sensitivity, we recommend SpermCheck for the detection of immunologic infertility.

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@article{Khoo1991ScreeningAF, title={Screening assays for immunologic infertility: a comparison study.}, author={Dennise Khoo and Seth L. Feigenbaum and R. D. Mcclure}, journal={American journal of reproductive immunology}, year={1991}, volume={26 1}, pages={11-6} }