Fertility and Early Embryonic Development (SEG I) studies detect toxic effects resulting from treatment before mating, through the mating and the implantation process.  Covance utilizes specialized instrumentation and capabilities such as automated semen analysis which can be adapted for any species and can greatly facilitate the efficacy of the study.  In utilizing Covance's capacity and expertise, transitions to other testing segments are seamless resulting in consistent data quality.

Reproductive Study Parameters:

  • External genitalia
  • Reproductive organ exams
  • Reproductive performance
  • Biochemical and hormonal parameters
  • Sperm motility
  • Sperm morphology and staging
  • Estrus and menstrual cycle determination
  • Testis volume and biopsy
  • Prostate volume and biopsy in nonhuman primates


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