Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 2, P355-370, June 1985

Laboratory Diagnosis of Male Infertility

  • Ronald L. Urry
    Division of Urology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
    Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology), and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
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      Male infertility is best tested by determining the ability of sperm to reach the site of fetilization by semen analysis and by mucus-sperm interaction tests, and by determining the ability of the sperm to enter the egg by the hamster egg-human sperm penetration assay. If conducted in a careful fashion, the tests provide useful information for preparing a treatment plan.
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