Comparison of the hamster sperm motility assay to the mouse one-cell and two-cell embryo bioassays as quality control tests for in vitro fertilization

M. J. Gorrill, J. S. Rinehart, A. C. Tamhane, M. Gerrity*

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Abstract

The hamster sperm motility assay, mouse one-cell embryo, and mouse two-cell embryo bioassays were used to test modified Tyrode's solution and modified Ham's F-10 (Gibco, Grand Island, NY) medium prepared in tap water versus ultrapure water. Factors influencing the ability of each assay to discriminate water quality were evaluated to characterize these assays for quality control use in the in vitro fertilization laboratory. The hamster sperm motility assay reproducibly detected differences in treatment without significant interanimal, interanalyst, or interassay variation. Interanalyst and interanimal variation significantly affected the ability to detect treatment differences using the mouse bioassays. Sample sizes needed to predict clinically significant treatment effects were calculated using varying assay conditions. Ham's F-10 medium can be tested with the hamster sperm motility assay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-354
Number of pages10
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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