Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 February 2022
Provides methods for a range of common sperm function tests 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 sperm hyperactivation, acrosome reaction testing, and sperm-zone pellucida binding tests (hemi-zona and competititve binding formats). A protocol for using the sperm survival test in also provided. Limitations of the hyaluronan bibding assay, and of sperm fertilizing ability testing using zona pellucida-free hanster oocytes, are summarized.