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On the diagnostic value of the hypoosmotic sperm swelling test in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program

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Abstract

The ability of the hypoosmotic sperm swelling (HOS) test to identify nonfertilizing sperm samples in a group of 50 couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) was investigated. The findings indicate that the HOS test is not significantly more useful than any of the standard semen wariables for this purpose.

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Sjöblom, P., Coccia, E. On the diagnostic value of the hypoosmotic sperm swelling test in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program. J Assist Reprod Genet 6, 41–43 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01134580

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Key Words

  • human spermatozoa
  • hypoosmotic swelling test
  • in vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • semen analysis