Our expert says:
The Makler chamber is used to count the number of sperms there are in a sample. If you have 0.2 on the Makler count that means you don’t have absolute azoospermia and that there are still some sperms that they could see. It would be advisable to have a testis biopsy and if any sperm is found at the time of the testis biopsy these sperms can be frozen to be used in an IVF cycle. The costs of a biopsy will vary from clinic to clinic but the approximate cost if it’s done under conscious sedation would be between R3000 to R5000 and if it is done in a hospital under a general anaesthetic you looking at probably around R10 000.
Answered by: Dr Y. M. Dasoo
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