The clinical utility of sperm DNA integrity testing: a guideline

Fertil Steril. 2013 Mar 1;99(3):673-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.12.049. Epub 2013 Feb 1.


Sperm DNA damage is more common in infertile men and may contribute to poor reproductive performance. However, current methods for assessing sperm DNA integrity do not reliably predict treatment outcomes and cannot be recommended routinely for clinical use.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • DNA Fragmentation
  • Female
  • Fertility / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Male / genetics*
  • Infertility, Male / therapy*
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / standards*
  • Spermatozoa / physiology*