HYPOOSMOTIC SPERM SWELLING TEST DOES NOT ASSESS FERTILIZING-CAPACITY OF HUMAN SPERMATOZOA

S JAGER*, J KREMER, J WIJCHMAN

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Abstract

The hypo-osmotic sperm swelling (HOSS) test was performed on semen samples of five normospermic men from couples with prolonged infertility. Previously, the men had negative results of the zona-free hamster oocyte (ZFHO) test on two different ejaculates and the wives subsequently had become pregnant by donor insemination. A high swelling percentage (at least 60%) was found in all five men. It would appear that the HOSS test does not assess fertilizing capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of andrology
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • HUMAN SPERMATOZOA
  • HYPOOSMOTIC SPERM SWELLING TEST
  • MALE INFERTILITY
  • SEMEN QUALITY
  • INVITRO FERTILIZATION
  • PENETRATION ASSAY
  • SEMEN ANALYSIS

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