This rapid Male Fertility Test Kit can be used at home to assess the concentration of sperm in a semen sample.
Concerned about your reproductive health? Symptoms like changes in sexual desire, testicular pain, or ejaculation issues could indicate fertility problems. Our Male Fertility Test Kit evaluates sperm count and motility, offering vital insights. Understanding your fertility status can guide your health decisions and ease concerns about conception.
In just five minutes, this Male Fertility Test Kit will allow you to see whether or not the concentration of sperm in your sample is within what is perceived to be a normal range or not.
One of the most critical factors when trying to conceive is sperm concentration in semen. A low sperm count will make conception difficult, if not impossible.
For this reason, sperm concentration is closely monitored by doctors when couples are finding it hard to conceive.
Male infertility is common, affecting around 7% of men. A low sperm count is not always the issue, however, as it is possible to have a sperm count within the normal range but in which the sperm are weak, inactive or deformed in some way.
Our at-home fertility tests contain all of the equipment you will need to test a semen sample in your own home.
Inside the box you will find:
1 x semen collection cup
1 x semen transfer device
1 x plastic vial containing dilution buffer liquid
1 x test cassette
1 x set of instructions
This test kit has been developed to provide a fast answer to any man who has been finding it difficult to conceive and wants to start investigating if his sperm count is the cause.
While this kit does not provide a specific sperm count – nor does it indicate if the sperm concentration is healthy or not – it can be a good, private place to start looking for answers if you are having difficulties when trying to conceive.
You do not need to inform your GP if you do not want to, nor do you have to send off the test to a lab to see the results.
In just 5 minutes, you will be able to see if the concentration of sperm within the semen sample provided is within the normal range – which is greater than 15 million per mL.
Before you test, it is imperative that you abstain from any kind of sexual activity for 3-7 days. This will help to ensure that the volume and quality of the sperm in your sample is at its peak and that your result will be an accurate depiction of your sperm concentration.
The semen sample should be extracted during masturbation directly into the test cup. Take care not to contaminate the sample in any way, including by touch or tissue.
Before opening the test cassette, leave the semen sample to stand at room temperature for one hour at room temperature. Do not, however, wait longer than 12 hours before testing the sample.
Remove the test cassette from the foil pouch and lay it carefully on a flat surface.
Input your semen sample into the cup provided.
Leave the sample to stand for 60 minutes. This will ensure that your semen is properly liquefied.
Take the semen transfer device (provided) and fill up to the 0.1ml level indicated on the device with the semen sample. Now add the sample to the vial of sample dilution buffer.
Mix the semen sample with the test solution (dilution buffer), securing the lid and turning the vial upside down 5-10 times.
Hold the vial upright and open the cap. Transfer 2 full drops to the specimen well of the test cassette, then set a timer for 5 minutes.
Wait 5 minutes after dispensing the specimen to read the results. Do not read the results after 10 minutes.
While there are many reasons why a man may be infertile, one of the most common is that he has an abnormally low production of sperm cells.
This, however, is not the only reason. Others include the over-production of weak or deformed sperm cells, or high levels of other cells in the semen that interfere with fertilisation.
Medical or physical conditions may also play a part. Among the external factors that can interfere with normal sperm cell production are a recent high fever, severe stress or an illness within two months prior to testing. Sudden changes to your diet can play a part, too.
It is important to remember that a low concentration of sperm in a sperm test does not mean that a man will never be able to have a child – there are literally millions of children that have been born thanks to medical interventions. These include surgery and IVF.
The best advice from the NHS website, however, is simple: keep trying! They recommend having sex every 2-3 days if you and your partner are trying to conceive.