Laboratory methods for assessing human semen in epidemiologic studies: a consensus report.
It is clear that additional methodologic work needs to be performed. Some data gaps described above are being actively investigated. Other standards were not addressed at this meeting; statistical handling of the data, differences among CASA machines, and factors to consider as potential confounders in analysis are just a few. These may be the subject of future workshops, which will also review progress made in the existing knowledge base. For now, this effort represents a first attempt to share information and to use it to encourage investigators in different laboratories to employ similar methods. In this way more direct comparisons among studies can be made, and our collective data base can be strengthened.
Schrader, SM; Chapin, RE; Clegg, ED; Davis, RO; Fourcroy, JL; Katz, DF; Rothmann, SA; Toth, G; Turner, TW; Zinaman, M
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