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Chapter 3 - Basic Semen Examination

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 February 2022

David Mortimer
Oozoa Biomedical Inc., Vancouver
Lars Björndahl
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Christopher L. R. Barratt
University of Dundee
José Antonio Castilla
HU Virgen de las Nieves, Granada
Roelof Menkveld
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Ulrik Kvist
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Juan G. Alvarez
Centro ANDROGEN, La Coruña
Trine B. Haugen
Oslo Metropolitan University
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Provides reference methods for all aspects of a basic semen examination that are structured as standard operating procedures (SOPs) for easy use at the bench. Methods are focussed on objectivity, robustness, standardized reporting, controlling the risk of errors, and minimizing measurement uncertainty. Includes ejaculate physical characteristics, volume and pH, sperm concentration, sperm motility, sperm vitality, sperm morphology (including seminal cytology), and the simple detection of peroxidase-positive leukocytes in semen.

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Print publication year: 2022

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