This SemenHos test is used to test the vitality of sperm cells. The hypo-osmotic swelling is based on the semi-permeability of the intact cell membrane and their ability of active water transport in order to not burst. In sperm cells with intact membranes the flagellum swells up within 5 min. This change remains stable up to 30 min.

Product description Product code Unit Shelf life
SemenHos solution ZR10620 1 x 20 ml Shelf life is 24 months from time of manufacture if the product are storde at 2-8°C.

Product facts and notices

In this hypo-osmotic swelling test swelling of cells only occurs in vital cells with an intact membrane by using a hypotonic solution.



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