Laboratory Services

All Andrology laboratory tests are available including semen analysis, strict sperm morphology, viability staining, post vasectomy check, anti-sperm antibodies, semen cryopreservation , semen preparation for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), sperm identification and cryopreservation during sperm aspirations, donor sperm storage and processing.

Endocrine laboratory services are also available upon receipt of a physician's order and a properly labeled serum sample. Available laboratory assays are Beta hCG, estradiol, follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, progesterone, prolactin, DHEA-S, 17- alpha hydroxy progesterone, testosterone.

Laboratory services

Andrology laboratory
  • Semen analysis
  • Strict sperm morphology
  • Viability staining
  • Post vasectomy check
  • Anti-sperm antibodies
  • Semen cryopreservation and storage
  • Semen preparation for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Sperm identification and cryopreservation during sperm aspirations
  • Donor sperm storage and processing
Endocrinology laboratory
  • Beta hCG-pregnancy determination and monitoring
  • Estradiol-stimulation cycle monitoring and other diagnosis
  • Follicle stimulating hormone-ovarian function, spermatogenesis
  • Luteinizing hormone-ovulation monitoring, androgen production
  • Progesterone-luteal phase monitoring
  • Prolactin-pituitary function
  • DHEA-S-adrenal function
  • 17- alpha OH progesterone- adrenal function
  • Testosterone-gonadal function
Embryology laboratory
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Embryo Transfer
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Sperm retrieval, identification, processing and cryopreservation
  • Embryo culture, cryopreservation, storage, thawing and transfer
Laboratory directors

Matthew Goering, PhD
Matthew Goering, Ph.D., HCLD 
IVF Lab Director

Matthew Goering, Ph.D., HCLD, has 20 years of clinical experience in assisted reproductive technology and laboratory management. He is presently Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Embryology in Advanced Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Goering has served as a consultant to numerous IVF programs both nationally and internationally, and is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis in the disciplines of Embryology and Andrology. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Bethel College and his doctorate from the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine. He completed his research fellowship at the prestigious Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City. His graduate and post-doctoral research is focused on the molecular and genetic mechanisms of aneuploid gamete formation.

Dr. Kathy Roby
Katherine F. Roby, Ph.D 
Andrology and Endocrinology Lab Director

Katherine F. Roby, Ph.D, has been the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine's Andrology and Endocrinology Lab Director for the Center of Advanced Reproductive Medicine for over a decade. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the University of Kansas, School of Medicine.