SpermMar Test IgG

Test for the detection of anti-sperm antibodies

SpermMar Test IgA and SpermMar Test IgG are rapid, easy-to-use tests for the detection of anti-sperm antibodies in semen and serum.

Anti sperm antibodies (ASA) are produced when the blood-testis barrier is disrupted by obstruction, infection or traumatism. Immunoglobulines of the IgG class are usually present in both serum and semen, and the IgG antibodies attach to the spermatozoa. ASA of the IgA class are secreted by the accessory sex glands and are found in semen only. ASA of the IgG class may be detected in seminal plasma, but there is usually no free IgA in seminal plasma. Anti sperm antibodies of the IgA class almost never occur without IgG antibodies.

In case more than 40% of motile spermatozoa present ASA of the IgG class, complementary testing for IgA antibodies is advisable.

The immunological factor reduces the probability of spontaneous conception, and this is particularly true when ASA of the IgA class are also present.

SpermMar Test IgG has an 18 month shelf life from production date. Information about the composition of the product can be found in the material safety data sheet.


Europe: CE-marked – USA: registered – Canada: Health Canada license
Brazil: registered – Australia: registered

Product order codes

SPMG_S : SpermMar Test IgG – Single kit – 50 tests
SPMG_C : SpermMar Test IgG – Complete kit – 50 tests
SPMG_P : SpermMar Test IgG – Positive control
SPMG_N : SpermMar Test IgG – Negative control

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The immunological factor reduces the probability of spontaneous conception, and this is particularly true when ASA of the IgA class are also present

Instructions For Use

Material Safety Data Sheet

SpermMar IgG Test kit
Positive And Negative Controls