Postcoital test

The postcoital test (PCT) is used to determine sperm count and motility in the cervical mucus. The method is relatively simple and performed in specialized infertility centres.


The essence of the method – 6 to 8 hours after coitus and no more than 36 hours before ovulation the mucus from the cervical canal is spread on a glass slide, a cover glass is imposed and the preparation is viewed under a microscope. If in the visual field contains 5-10 moving spermatozoa, it is considered normal.



Primary amenorrhea is the indication for genetic testing and genetic consultation. Genetic testing and counselling are considerable if the cause of infertility is not clear, it is difficult to collect family history, and before assisted reproduction.