Pre-requisites for the Sims-Huhner test or postcoital test

3.1.1 Objective:

This test is used as an exploratory evaluation in couples seen for infertility.  It is used to assess the dynamic interaction between the cervical mucus and the sperm of the couple.

 3.1.2 Conditions to be met

– Mid-cycle of the menstrual cycle: night from the 12th to 13th or from the 13th to 14th.

– Both spouses will abstain from sexual intercourse for 3 to 5 days before.

– Sexual intercourse will occur about midnight; remain lying down for the remainder of the night. No genital hygiene in the morning.

– Come to the laboratory between 6 and 12 hours after intercourse for the sampling.

Introduction Sample manuel

List of laboratory tests

Consent forms


Urines sample collection procedures

Urgent sample

Skin and appendage samples

Subcontracted tests

Manegement of sempling incident

Manegemtn of blood exposure

Medical Monitoring form Medical

Sample sheet

Sample transport

Waste disposal

Additional tests

Sample storage