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The data show that the test mixtures induced a dose-dependent, statistically significant increase (P<0.05) in the number of sperm with abnormal morphology.

Percutaneous testicular sperm aspiration is a cost-effective method to retrieve sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection in select men with obstructive azoospermia, anejaculation and necrospermia, and some with nonobstructive azoospermia.

The sperm penetration test is a most valuable supplement to routine semen analysis for male fertility estimation.

The sperm migration test proved to be the best discriminator of sperm fertilization potential and should be considered as a first level screening test in the assessment of male fertility.

Sperm function testing has given disappointing results and a new generation of sperm function tests is required, which are cost effective, reliable and provide clinically significant information.

It is concluded that the proposed method is cost effective and is possible to serve as a protocol for rapid sperm quantitative assessment.

The test was shown to have a predictive value for fertility comparable to that of the hamster ovum sperm penetration assay and to be a simple and cost-effective addition to existing semenology.

Because the TB test is an easy and inexpensive method, its potential use as a routine test for sperm DNA integrity, complementary to standard semen parameters, should be investigated further.

Consequently, the availability of an over-the-counter home sperm test, which would reliably and accurately allow the patient to obtain an assessment of fertility potential at their convenience, would be a major benefit.

Development of a novel home sperm test.
01 Jan 2006Human Reproduction      42 citations

This method of using sperm concentration, instead of vanguard distance, as diagnostic criteria of in-vitro SMPT has potential as a useful laboratory-based sperm function test.

Sperm expenditure was constrained without the costs involved in active spermatogenesis, and depletion of non-sperm components likely regulate sperm quantity loaded in spermatophores.

Sperm MTT viability assay can be used as a diagnostic test for discrimination of viable sperms from sperm population.

In response, promising simplified sperm testing devices, able to provide cost-effective point-of-care male infertility diagnosis are prospected as a plausible solution to resolve variability and increase access to sperm testing.

The SpermMar test proved easier to use and to assess than the Immunobead test and it is recommended for consideration as a screening procedure for sperm antibodies despite the fact that at this stage only IgG antibodies can be detected.

The implementation of scientific and technological advances could benefit the simultaneous examination of sperm phenotype and sperm function, demonstrating that sperm morphometry could be a useful tool for sperm assessment.