Andrology is the study of male fertility and laboratory aspects of infertility diagnosis and treatments. There is the full-range of laboratory testing and treatments, including mucus interaction, acrosome stimulation, aneuploidy testing, electron microscopy, and treatment for spinal cord injury patients.
In addition to providing a resource to community physicians, the Andrology & IVF Laboratories collaborate with, and are adjacent to the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine. Andrology is part of the University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology.
The Andrology Laboratory at the University of Utah has been providing infertility services since 1978. The first IVF procedure was performed in 1982. Since that time, over 5,000 IVF procedures have taken place. The first micromanipulation procedure in the state of Utah took place in 1990. Advanced micromanipulation procedures such as ICSI, assisted hatching, and PGD were pioneered in the state of Utah at the University of Utah and are now performed routinely.
For three decades, Andrology at the University of Utah has pioneered infertility treatment in the state of Utah. The research lab produces numerous publications every year in important aspects of infertility. The quest for new knowledge as well as new procedures to better serve the community is a top priority for the Andrology and IVF Laboratories.