The EQC test will present you short video sequences of live spermatozoa. You can use a built in counter to score sperm motility or use your local device.Results should be expressed as percentages.
Sperm motility classes
The classification of motility corresponds to that of the WHO (1999).
|Parameters||Movement and speed charecterisrics|
|Motile with no progression||all patterns of motility with an absence of progression, e.g. swimming in small circles, the flagellar force hardly displacing the head, or when only a flagellar beat can be observed.|
|Slow forward progression||permatozoa moving slowly, either linearly or in a large circle,with a speed of < 25 µm/sec|
|Rapid forward progression||spermatozoa moving actively, either linearly or in a large circle, with a speed of >25 µm/sec|