COMPUTER ASSISTED SPERM ANALYSIS
Motility is objectively assessed using computer assisted sperm analysis (CASA). Individual sperm motility is tracked using real-time video capture. Multiple kinetic sperm parameters are assessed using computer coded algorithms to produce an accurate and reliable motility score of samples. In our laboratories, the percentage of motility at 0h, 2h, 4h and 6h post-thaw is objectively assessed via state-of-the-art HT-IVOSII or Microptic systems, using Leija fixed depth slides.
Motility is an important consideration as it is directly related to fertilising capacity. In order for spermatozoa to travel through the female reproductive tract and successfully penetrate the oocyte, they require progressive motility.
For more information on the state-of-the-art systems we use at The Reproduction Company, please refer to these websites
--------- CASA System
For further details on how CASA analysis is performed please watch the video below.