PMID: 2908275Mar 1, 1986

Reappraisal of the postcoital test: a controlled study

International Journal of Fertility
E R Barnea, R D McInnes

Abstract

The test results of 34 couples, who were previously infertile, in whom a postcoital test (PCT) was performed during the cycle of conception were compared to the scores obtained in a group of patients with cervical factor only infertility (N = 55). Both the mucus scores and number of motile progressive sperm were significantly (P less than 0.001) higher in the previously infertile group compared to those with the cervical factor infertility. The present study suggests that overall, during the cycle of conception, women have PCT scores which are higher than those with cervical factor infertility.

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