postcoital test


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postcoital test

a test on cervical mucus about time of ovulation to evaluate its receptivity to sperm.
Synonym(s): Huhner test

post·co·i·tal test

(pōst-kō'i-tăl test)
An examination of cervical mucus after coitus around the expected time of ovulation to assess persistence of sperm motility.

postcoital test

In the evaluation of infertile couples, sampling of the woman's cervical mucus within two hours after male ejaculation, to determine the number of actively moving sperm in the specimen. In a favorable specimen, between 6 and 20 motile sperm should be seen per high-power microscopic field.
References in periodicals archive ?
Moghissi, "Postcoital test: physiologic basis, technique, and interpretation," Fertility and Sterility, vol.
Effectiveness of the postcoital test: randomized controlled trial.
Should the postcoital test be part of the standard infertility work-up?