Christmas Opening Hours

  • 21st December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 22nd December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 23rd December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 24th December – Opening hours are 0900 - 1300
  • 25th December – Unit is closed
  • 26th December – Unit is closed
  • 27th December – Unit is closed
  • 28th December – Unit is closed
  • 29th December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 30th December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 31st December – Opening hours are 0900 – 1300
  • 1st January – Unit is closed
  • 2nd January – Unit open as normal for Saturday service 0900-1300
  • 3rd January –  Unit is closed
  • 4th January – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700

Like with most body cells, sperm cells can be damaged by certain lifestyle and external factors. Smoking, scrotal heat exposure, varicocele (enlarged veins around the testicles), along with chronic infection, poor diet, stress, alcohol and increasing age can all affect sperm quality. Sperm contains DNA, which is the genetic material required to be passed on to the egg for a healthy embryo to develop.

This genetic material may become damaged leading to what is called DNA fragmentation. It is thought that high DNA fragmentation may account for a number of cases of unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage and failed IVF cycles. That is why we sometimes recommend testing for this in order to check for the integrity of the sperms’ genetic material.