postcoital test

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1739
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The article presents a definition for the term 'postcoital test," which refers to the sampling of the woman's cervical mucus within two hours aftermale ejaculation to determine the number of actively moving sperm in the specimen of infertile couples. In a favorable specimen, between 6 and 20 motile sperm should be seen per high-power microscopic field.


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