What is MicroSort®?
MicroSort® is a scientifically proven sperm sorting technology which separates the sperm into X and Y. Semen samples usually contain 50% of sperm carrying the Y chromosome that will produce a boy and a 50% of sperm carrying X chromosome that will produce a girl.
What is the MicroSort® technology based on?
MicroSort® is a method based on the difference in the amount of genetic material in the sperm, where the X chromosome has approximately 2.8% more DNA material than the Y chromosome.
How can the sorted sperm be used?
The sorted sperm can be used with a wide variety of assisted reproductive techniques, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD-MaCGH) or NGS.
What tests are required and performed before scheduling the sort?
There are two different tests required, at least a few days before the day of the procedure to ensure that you are a candidate for the procedure.
- Semen Analysis: It is very important that semen analysis is done in advance to determine if the specimen will have enough sperm cells for a sort. Semen analysis is done after 3-4 days of ejaculatory abstinence, to determine the amount of sperm, motility and progression.
- Blood Test: including HIV-1 and 2 antibodies, Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody and Syphilis.