Do Not Do Recommendation

 

Testing for Y chromosome microdeletions should not be regarded as a routine investigation before ICSI. However, it is likely that a significant proportion of male infertility results from abnormalities of genes on the Y chromosome involved in the regulation of spermatogenesis, and couples should be informed of this.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

Testing for Y chromosome microdeletions should not be regarded as a routine investigation before ICSI. However, it is likely that a significant proportion of male infertility results from abnormalities of genes on the Y chromosome involved in the regulation of spermatogenesis, and couples should be informed of this.

Interventions:
TESTING

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Fertility problems: assessment and treatment (CG156)
Published date:
December 2016
Paragraph number:
1.13.2.6
Page number:
30

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