What does it mean if your teratozoospermia index is 1.6?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/26/2018

The teratozoospermia index (TZI) refers to the total number of areas that affect each abnormal sperm, that is, the head, neck, and tail. Thus, is the TZI ranges between 1 and 2, if means that sperms can have either one or two parts affected. It can also indicate that they present abnormalities in 3 different parts, although this case is uncommon.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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