The functional integrity of sperm plasma membrane of 87 semen samples collected from fertile and infertile men was assessed by the hypoosmotic swelling test (HOS). The results were correlated with sperm motility and supravital stains using trypan blue and eosin Y. These data indicate that sperm swelling and staining methods evaluate different properties of spermatozoa. Moreover the present report shows that staining percentages with trypan blue are significantly lower than with eosin Y.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Europaea Fertilitatis|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
- eosin Y and trypan blue supravital stains
- HOS test
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology