Rahul Sharma

Hamster egg penetration test

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Hamster egg-penetration test (HEPT) (or simply Sperm penetration test) is an in-vitro test used to study physiological profile of spermatozoa. It makes use of zona-free hamster egg, which resembles human ovum. A normal sperm is capable of penetrating the egg, showing its fertilizing capacity. The test is expensive and not reliable.

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