This Male Fertility Test is a rapid home test to qualitatively detect sperm levels in your semen sample.
Sperm count has decreased by more than 50% in the last 40 years, with 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK affected by infertility. (Fertility Network UK).
Up to 15% of couples experience infertility, defined as the inability to become pregnant after 1 year of unprotected, well-timed intercourse.
Your sample should be collected between 3-7 days after your last ejaculation. Semen obtained within less than 3 days, or more than 7 days will affect the accuracy of the results.
Results are visible within 5 minutes of the analysis being started on the sample, giving you fast, simple to understand results that are highly accurate – over 98% accuracy.
Your test could indicate one of three results:
- Normal sperm count: Two coloured lines appear. Your sperm count is likely to be in the normal range and unlikely to be a cause of fertility problems.
- Low sperm count: Only one coloured ‘Control’ line appears. Your sperm count is likely to be low and may be a cause of fertility problems.
- Invalid: No visible lines appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect specimen techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. We advise you to repeat the test with a new test kit.
Note: If for any reason, the results are considered to be doubtful or inaccurate, the test should be repeated with another test unit. However, you must not ejaculate for 6 days before carrying out the second test. If the second test is still abnormal, the results should be discussed with a doctor.
Sperm concentration is one of several semen analysis tests. There are other factors that should be considered, including motility. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you seek expert medical advice if you get an abnormal result.