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Etude Comparative de 3 Methodes D’analyse du Sperme

Comparative study between three methods of semen analysis

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A comparative study between three methods of semen analysis reveals that the full automated CMA system gives higher values for sperm concentration than the mean of the three methods, probably due to misclassification of debris as sperm cells, whereas the semi-automatic Autosperm method and the conventional manual method identify spermatozoa in the microscopic field. The Autosperm method provides more reproducible results for concentration and velocity parameters and its values are better correlated with the manual method as recommended by the World Health Organization.

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L’étude comparative de trois méthodes d’analyse de sperme indique que la méthode automatisée CMA donne des concentrations supérieures à la moyenne, probablement du fait de la prise en compte par le système d’analyse d’images des débris cellulaires, alors que la méthode semi-automatique et la méthode manuelle permettent d’individualiser les cellules sur le champ du microscope. Outre le fait que l’Autosperm donne des résultats plus reproductibles quelque soit le paramètre considéré, ses valeurs sont mieux corrélées avec ceux de la méthode manuelle qu’avec ceux de la méthode CMA.

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Kamtchouing, P., Schoonjans, F., Vermeulen, L. et al. Etude Comparative de 3 Methodes D’analyse du Sperme. Androl. 1, 62–65 (1991) doi:10.1007/BF03034171

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Key words

  • Semen analysis
  • Autosperm
  • CMA
  • Informatics

Mots clés

  • Spermogramme
  • Autosperm
  • CMA
  • Informatique