Northern Irelands Queens University in Belfast has developed a revolutionary new male infertility test that will hope to millions. Titled Sperm Comet, this test is the result of years and years of unwavering research in the area of male infertility. Now with this test couples will not have to wait for years to chance upon a male infertility specific to their problem.
The test analyses the damaged deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA of every individual sperm and my measuring this damage, and it can point towards that specific male infertility treatment that will yield success in the particular case. The sperm comet uses chemicals and electrical fields in measuring the accurate amount of damaged DNA in each sperm. The damaged DNA of the sperm emanates a weak light when put through the test. The results of the Sperm Comet test are based on percentages and males with a score of less than 25 % have very little or no chance of benefitting from male infertility treatment. Percentages between 25 to 49 % have the highest probable rate of success.
This new male infertility test will save a lot of money for couples as they can avoid innumerable failed in vitro fertilisation attempts and also adopt that male infertility treatment that is best suited to their problem. Sperm Comet is surely being touted as the new hope for millions of couples around the world.