Polscope Sperm: A Non-invasive Method to Assess DNA Damage in Individual Sperm
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01461395|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 28, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 24, 2012
|Condition or disease|
|DNA Damage Other Complications Associated With Artificial Fertilization|
If you take part in this study,
- Your physician is asking you to provide a semen sample as you already would. The sample will be taken to the IVF lab which would occur if you were not involved in this research. The part that would be thrown away is then further analyzed under a polarized light microscope. The sample is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light for a period of 20 minutes after which it is analyzed under the microscope again, looking for any changes when compared the sample that was not exposed to UV light. The sample is then discarded.
- Your name will be removed from the sample after the regular semen analysis is done; therefore there will be no way of associating the research results with you. No information will be needed from you and you will not be contacted in the future regarding this research.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||84 participants|
|Official Title:||A Non-invasive Method to Assess DNA Damage in Individual Sperm|
|Study Start Date :||October 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2012|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01461395
|United States, Florida|
|University of South Florida South Tampa Center|
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33606|
|Principal Investigator:||Celso Silva, M.D||University of South Florida|