Sperm motility assessment by videomicrography.


Journal Article

A technically simple, inexpensive method is described for measuring objective parameters of sperm motility. The instruments involved are commercially available, home-oriented videotape equipment. Quantitative measurements of sperm motility are made directly from the video image and are facilitated by use of an analysis transparency that is applied as an overlay to the screen of the television monitor. A protocol is given for describing the motility of a suspension of human spermatozoa in terms of percentage motility, mean swimming speed, and the percentage of progressive sperm. A complete analysis can be done in 20 minutes or less. Examples are presented of videomicrographic assessment of the motility of human and bull spermatozoa.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Katz, DF; Overstreet, JW

Published Date

  • February 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 188 - 193

PubMed ID

  • 7009220

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7009220

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-0282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0015-0282(16)45320-3


  • eng