helping couples make the right choice
Established in 2012, Andrology Center is an ISO 9001:2015 certified establishment focusing on male infertility and male sexual and reproductive health. First of its kind in India, we are the only center licensed to conduct the SCSA® test (The Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay). This SCSA® test is the GOLD STANDARD in Sperm DNA Fragmentation testing. The centre is equipped with a centralized laboratory where samples collected from across India are tested and processed. With a meticulous team, the lab maintains strict quality control measures and reports are generated with standardized International formats.
Dr. Don Evenson, the original patent holder of the SCSA® test, is a strong pillar of support for Andrology Center. With the guidance of Dr. Evenson and his team, the SCSA® tests are conducted with precision and accuracy necessary for a clinically relevant report.
Dr. Evenson without doubt is the pioneer in this field and is the person who coined the term DNA Fragmentation Index (DFI) now used among various testing methods, to denote sperm cells which have significant levels of DNA fragmentation in a semen sample.
Dr. Don Evenson, PhD, HCLD, the president and director of SCSA Diagnostics, USA, developed the SCSA® test with his colleagues in the year 1980. With over 35 years of experience in this field, he is the most insightful person to interpret this complex test. His dedication and constant efforts with this test has helped thousands of couples who are trying to conceive and their doctors take a big leap forward in the treatment of male infertility. His numerous publications in medical journals and books are testament to his invaluable experience and vast knowledge that he brings to this field and he also is a respected speaker at many scientific and academic conferences around the world. Andrology Center, Coimbatore is proud to be one of a few specially selected labs around the world licensed to conduct the genuine SCSA® Test by Dr. Don Evenson.
Dr. Tara Mahendran, who runs the Andrology Center at Coimbatore, is a wearer of many badges adding credits to the field of Male Infertility treatment. With a degree in Microbiology and she went on to pursue a Masters in Genetics at the University of Leicester, UK. The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh awarded her a PhD scholarship to pursue her PhD in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has done a Postdoc in a cancer biology lab at the University of Essex, UK. She moved to India in the year 2012 to set up the Andrology Center. Having been trained under Dr. Evenson in South Dakota, she collaborated with him to establish the only licensed lab to conduct the SCSA® test in India. She has also completed the ASRM’s Andrology Certificate Course.
Currently as the Scientific Director of the Andrology Center in Coimbatore, she regularly attends and gives talks at many National and International conferences.
Andrology Center Values
We aim to provide our patients with a complete evaluation of their reproductive health consisting of various basic and advanced investigations as well as a consultation with our panel of experienced Andrologists and Infertility Specialists, thereby allowing them to make the best informed choice with regards to further treatment options.
Andrology Center is an ISO 9001:2015 certified centre with strict emphasis on our quality management systems and reporting policies. We assure our patients of the highest quality of care and confidentiality.
Every organization flourishes with the team it has. Achieving goals together is the reason for a successful workplace. Dr. Tara is supported by her vibrant, dedicated and knowledgeable team members whose valuable contributions lead the centre to excellence.
- The centralized laboratory is meticulously run by Ms. Vidya Laxme, Mr. Indrakumar and Mr. Vijaykrishna
- Administration and Accounts is handled by Ms. Uma M and Mr. Chandra Mohan
- Mr. Sai Kiran Temker is responsible for Customer Relations in the Telangana & Andhra Pradesh regions
Together as a team, they achieve the centre’s vision and mission in helping people with their infertility issues.
WHY CHOOSE US?
- We are not boasting if we keep saying that we are the first and only laboratory in India with the license to do the SCSA test. This test is the next step in Male Infertility evaluation. Only the genuine SCAS® test report can be clinically correlated in the infertility treatment management, making our center a unique one to choose.
- Apart from this the centre aims at providing the best care for Male Reproductive and Sexual Health.
- Patients can avail consultations with Doctors online and discuss their queries on topics ranging from male infertility to Azoospermia to Erectile Dysfunction and other sexual health related issues. Confidentiality and safety is a huge priority for us and patients can be rest assured that they are receiving the best medical advice.
- Patients have a choice of a comprehensive list of basic and advanced tests for Male Infertility and Sexual Health all provided under one roof.