A testicular biopsy is a test to remove a small sample of tissue from one or both Reference testicles Opens New Window and examine it under a microscope to evaluate a man's ability to father a child.
The Reference testicles Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window (testes) are oval-shaped glands that hang in the scrotum beneath the base of the penis. The testicles produce Reference sperm Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window (necessary for reproduction) and male hormones, such as Reference testosterone Opens New Window.
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|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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