A testicular biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of tissue is taken from the testicles and examined under a microscope to evaluate the sperm production and to diagnose any potential issues that may be causing infertility. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and can be done under local or general anesthesia.
The biopsy may be recommended for men who have abnormal semen analysis results or who have low sperm count, poor sperm motility or abnormal sperm shape. It may also be performed in cases where a man has had a vasectomy and wishes to undergo vasectomy reversal or when sperm is needed for assisted reproductive techniques, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
There are two main types of testicular biopsies: needle biopsy and open biopsy. A needle biopsy involves the insertion of a thin needle into the testicle to remove a small sample of tissue. An open biopsy involves making a small incision in the skin of the scrotum and removing a small piece of testicular tissue.
After the biopsy, the tissue sample is sent to a laboratory for examination. The results of the biopsy can help to determine the cause of infertility and guide treatment options.
At Aashakiran IVF, testicular biopsy is a commonly performed procedure for men who are experiencing infertility issues. The clinic's experienced fertility specialists use the latest techniques and technology to perform the biopsy and provide personalized treatment plans based on the results.