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Supravital Stains for Determining Viability (Vitality) of Spermatozoa

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

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Description:

Supravital stains can help differentiate live from dead sperm. The findings depend on the integrity of the plasma membrane of viable sperm; an intact plasma membrane is able to exclude certain stains. The percent viable sperm correlate with sperm motility.

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