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Understanding Sperm Quality.

The Current criteria by which sperm should be analyzed is laid out according to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines 2009.

To get a firm understanding of sperm quality, the test should include information about the following:

  • Appearance
  • pH (acidity/alkalinity)
  • Volume
  • Consistency (liquefaction and viscosity)
  • Agglutination (sperm stickiness)
  • Concentration (sperm count)
  • Motility (how the sperm move)
  • Morphology (sperm shape)
  • MAR test (antibodies)
  • Other cells.