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Dan C. Martin, MD
UT Medical Group, Inc.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

UTHSC Academic Office

Daniel Clyde Martin, M.D.
UT Medical Group, Inc.
Infertility and Gynecology
Reproductive Surgery
Germantown Office Building
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Suite 320
Germantown, Tennessee
TN 38138-1733

(901) 347-8331
(901) 347-8188 fax
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UTMG 2006

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POST-COITAL TEST (PCT)

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This test has several names including Post-Coital Test, PCT, Sims Huhner's Test, and mucus - sperm exam.  Although there is controversy about the utility of this test, it can give information on when to do cultures, to treat with antibiotics, to treat with Robitussin, to treat with estrogens, to use sperm antibody testing and to use intrauterine insemination (IUI).

Scheduling:

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Call when your period starts.

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Scheduled immediately before or on the day of expected ovulation.

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If your cycles are irregular, do the test based on mucus observation or ovulatory testing.  The test is used while the mucus is at peak or on the day of or day after a positive ovulation test.

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Check at 6 to 18 hours after sexual intercourse.

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Use Pre-Seed if a lubricant is needed.

Testing when abnormal:

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Cervical C&S

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Cervical Chlamydia

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Semen Analysis

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Semen Chlamydia

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Sperm Antibodies

Treatment

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Treat abnormal tests

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Antibiotics

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Estrogen

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Robitussin

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IUI

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IVF

Additional information:

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IUI

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FAQs

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