UNIT 16.6 Epididymal Sperm Count

  1. Yefan Wang

Published Online: 1 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471140856.tx1606s14

Current Protocols in Toxicology

Current Protocols in Toxicology

How to Cite

Wang, Y. 2003. Epididymal Sperm Count. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 14:16.6:16.6.1–16.6.5.

Author Information

  1. TherImmune Research Corporation, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
  2. Published Print: NOV 2002


Making Epididymal Sperm Counts (Yefan Wang, TherImmune Research Corporation, Gaithersberg, Maryland). Epididymal sperm counts are a widely used, simple and sensitive method of assessing the effects of male reproductive toxicants on the epididymal and/or testicular site of action. After careful dissection of the tissues and further processing, the sperm suspensions are counted using a hemacytometer and analyzed for effect.