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There are currently no WHO guidelines on the indications for semen culture; however, semen cultures are performed in the evaluation of male infertility and the assisted reproductive technology ART process. The relevance and significance of positive semen cultures is widely debated in the literature, with no current consensus on the usefulness of this test in relation to male infertility. We review the pathogenic mechanisms of potentially pathogenic bacteria, general bacteria, urethral flora, and skin flora on sperm parameters. We also present, possible routes of semen contamination, measures to reduce contamination, and the clinical significance of culture contamination.
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Published online 23 March Nature doi Janelle Weaver.
Semen Culture is the laboratory testing of a semen sample. The test aims at detecting potential pathogen microorganisms that may cause infection of the male genitourinary tract. When the culture detects positive bacterial semen in the sample, an antibiogram follows informing the therapist physician about which antibiotic is the most appropriate one, so as to eradicate the pathogenic microorganism.
Semen culture test is the laboratory test, which is done to check the presence of the microorganisms in the semen. This test is done for any male patient after the observation of their semen sample or other symptomatic conditions. When the semen sample contains white blood cells in it, doctors suggest the patient, undergoes this test.
The most frequently isolated bacterium in the ejaculate of infertile men is Escherichia coli E. The aim of this chapter is to discuss the negative effects of E. The E.
Depending on the nature of the infection, testicular sperm production, sperm transport, and sperm function can be compromised. Yet, infections are potentially treatable causes of infertility. Male genital tract infections are increasingly difficult to detect. With the worldwide increasing problem of antibiotic resistance of pathogens, proper diagnosis and therapy of the patient is important.