Version 2.77

Part Description

LP14765-9   Spermatozoa
A spermatozoon or spermatozoan (pl. spermatozoa), from the ancient Greek (seed) and (living being) is the haploid cell that is the male gamete. After a female ovum is fertilized by a sperm cell it becomes a zygote. Sperm cells contribute half of the genetic information to the diploid offspring and the other hallf is contributed by the female ovum. In mammals, the sex of the offspring is determined by the sperm cells: a spermatozoon bearing a Y chromosome will lead to a male (XY) offspring, whereas one bearing an X chromosome will lead to a female (XX) offspring (the ovum always provides an X chromosome). Sperm cells were first observed by a student of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in 1677. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Spermatozoa (Wikipedia)

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Additional Names

Short Name
Sperm # Smn
Display Name
Spermatozoa (Sem) [#/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Spermatozoa, Semen

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0i
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
Changed Order_Obs from 'Observation Only' to 'Both' to fit current order use cases.
Order vs. Observation
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
54231-6 Semen analysis fertility panel
101569-2 Semen and urine analysis fertility panel - Specimen
4463-6 Spermatozoa motility and count panel

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
de-AT German (Austria) Synonyms: Spermienkonz.
de-DE German (Germany) Spermatozoen:Anzahl pro Volumen:Zeitpunkt:Sperma:Quantitativ:
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) espermatozoides:concentración de número:punto en el tiempo:semen:cuantitativo:
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Espermatozoide:Concentración numérica:Punto temporal:Semen:Cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Espermatozoides:Concentración de número:Punto temporal:Semen:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Spermid:NCnc:Pt:Sem:Qn:
Synonyms: Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Sperma
fr-CA French (Canada) Spermatozoïdes:Concentration numérique:Temps ponctuel:Liquide séminal:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Spermatozoïdes:Nombre/Volume:Ponctuel:Sperme:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Spermatozoïdes:Concentration numérique:Temps ponctuel:Liquide séminal:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Spermatozoi:NCnc:Pt:Liquido seminale:Qn:
Synonyms: Concentrazione Numerica Fertilità Punto nel tempo (episodio) Sperma;seme
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) spermatozoa:aantal/volume:moment:sperma:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Espermatozóides:NCnc:Pt:Esperma:Qn:
Synonyms: ; Sperm; #; Number concentration; Count/mass; Count; AcS; CT; Acsolute; Acsolutes; Cnt; Point in time; Random; Smn; Ejaculate; Seminal fluid; SMPLS; Sem; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; FERTILITY TESTING
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Сперматозоиды:КолОб:ТчкВрм:Сперма:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Количество в объеме Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Sperm hücreleri:SayKons:Zmlı:Semen:Kant:
uk-UA Ukrainian (Ukraine) Сперматозоїди:Чисельна Концентрація:МоментЧасу:Сперма:Кількісно:
Synonyms: #; ABS; absolute; absolutes; Cnt; Count; Count/volume; CT; Ejaculate; FERTILITY TESTING; Genitourinary; GU; Number concentration; Number Concentration (count/vol); Point in time; QNT; Quan; Quant; Quantitative; Random; Sem; Seminal fluid; Smn; SMPLS; Sperm; URO; Urology
zh-CN Chinese (China) 精子:计数型浓度:时间点:精液:定量型:
Synonyms: 一次射出的精液;射精 单位体积内的数量或计数;数量型浓度(单位体积);数量或计数型浓度(计数/体积);数量或计数型浓度(单位体积);计数型浓度(单位体积) 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 生育能力;生育能力检查;生育能力检验;生育能力测试

Example Units

Unit Source
10*3/uL Example UCUM Units
mill per cc REGENSTRIEF

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