Once the male obtains the semen sample, it will be sent to the laboratory where it will undergo a process called sperm capacitation. Through sperm capacitation, sperm with poor motility and seminal plasma will be eliminated, leaving a concentrate of sperm to be used for fertilization.
Semen sample and sperm capacitation
By Alicia Francos Pérez M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Elena Martín Hidalgo M.D. (gynecologist), Manuel Aparicio Caballero M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Miguel Dolz Arroyo M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 02/18/2022