The MSOME technique (motile sperm organelle morphology examination) makes it possible to observe the morphology of a live sperm cell at more than 6000-x magnification.
MSOME detects morphological changes in sperm cell organelles (especially in the testicles), which are very difficult to identify with a standard semen test. Thanks to that a percentage of sperm cells with normal morphological structure can be determined with a great precision.
The test is recommended in the following cases:
- extreme teratozoospermia (low percentage of sperm cells of normal morphology) determined in the semen test,
- advanced age of the partner,
- diagnosed recurrent miscarriages.
The performance of the test is particularly important if repeated implantation failures and sub-optimum development of the embryo cohort have been observed in the preceding cycles of in vitro fertilisation.
In the case of couples initiating the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure, based on the obtained MSOME result, the method of fertilization of egg cells is selected. In the case of an abnormal result, the method of choice is IMSI (reference), which allows for the selection and introduction of a sperm cell of optimum morphology into the egg cell.
The InviMed clinic is one of the few centers in Poland to perform MSOME-6600 examination.