Male factor of sterility: algorithm of laboratory diagnosis of the causes (part 2)

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O.V. Rykova

Abstract

Previously, the topics of laboratory diagnosis were covered: assessment of the male androgenic status: what to choose — total or free testosterone; or use an estimated indicator — free testosterone index; what is important to consider when referring to an assessment of testosterone levels; how to correctly interpret the result, taking into account the dependence on a number of factors; why it is necessary to at least twice assess the level of testosterone; what are the criteria for making a diagnosis of male hypogonadism; what further examination should be carried out after diagnosis. In this article, we continue to consider laboratory algorithms for diagnosing a variety of causes of hypogonadism. Separately, we will focus on spermogram as a test, which allows a comprehensive assessment of the functioning of all systems responsible for the formation of sperm.

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Rykova, O. “Male Factor of Sterility: Algorithm of Laboratory Diagnosis of the Causes (part 2)”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY (Ukraine), vol. 15, no. 3, July 2019, pp. 246-52, doi:10.22141/2224-0721.15.3.2019.172111.
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To practicing Endocrinologists

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