Also called Y chromosome infertility and it is considered
a diagnostic possibility when an otherwise healthy male
is infertile. Patients with this deletion typically
present with oligozoospermia (a
subnormal number of sperm) or
This condition is caused
by a deletion or rearrangement of the long arm of the
Y chromosome. Chromosome analysis
molecular studies may reveal the microdeletions of
regions AZFa, AZFb, or AZFc of the Y chromosome.
Methodology: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test DNA for the presence of microdeletions of the Y chromosome (region AZFa, AZFb, and AZFc).
Purpose: Confirmation of Clinical Diagnosis
ICD-10 Code: Q98.6
Test Requisition: Molecular Requisition
CPT Code: 81403 Cost: $288.00
Turn-around-time: 21 days