Sperm Freezing

Sperm Freezing  

CE Marked (CE 0086)

LGSF-005, 5 ml
LGSF-020, 20 ml

Indications for Use  

For freezing human sperm including epididymal or testicular sperm.

     
Storage and Shelf Life   Store at 2-8°C and protected from light. Eighteen (18) months from the date of production when stored unopened at 2–8°C and protected from light. Do not freeze before use. Keep away from light. Discard unused medium within 7 days after opening. Do not use after expiry date.
     
Disposal Consideration   Treat or dispose of waste material in accordance with all local state/provincial, and national requirements. Dispose with laboratory waste.
     
Composition  

Sperm Freezing is a ready-to-use HEPES buffered cryopreservation medium which also contains physiologic salts, glycine, dextrose monohydrate, lactate, glycerol, sucrose, and human serum albumin (3.95 mg/ml) to protect sperm from damage due to the freezing procedure.

     
Recommendations for Use  

For a full and detailed recommended protocol of use for Sperm Freezing please contact us at customerservice@lifeglobal.com.

     
Quality Control Specifications  
Paramater Specification
pH 7.2-7.9
Osmolality 280-320 mOsM
Endotoxin (LAL) < 0.25 EU/ml
Sterility Test (SAL 10–3) PASS
Sperm survival test: ≥ 80% survival after 4 hours exposure of untreated semen to the test medium > 80%
     
Precautions and Warnings  

Sperm Freezing contains small amounts of Human Serum Albumin (HSA). The Human Serum Albumin used in the preparation of this product has been heated at 60°C for ten hours.

Caution: Standard measures to prevent infections resulting from the use of medicinal products prepared from human blood or plasma include selection of donors, screening of individual donations and plasma pools for specific markers of infection and the inclusion of effective manufacturing steps for the inactivation/removal of viruses. Despite this, when medicinal products prepared from human blood or plasma are administered, the possibility of transmitting infective agents cannot be totally excluded. This also applies to unknown or emerging viruses and other pathogens. There are no reports of virus transmissions with albumin manufactured to European Pharmacopoeia specifications by established processes. It is strongly recommended that every time that Sperm Freezing is administered to a patient, the name and batch number of the product are recorded in order to maintain a link between the patient and the batch of the product.

Always wear protective clothing when handling specimens.

Always work under strict hygienic conditions (e.g. LAF-bench ISO Class 5) to avoid possible contamination.

Only for the intended use. Do not resterilize.