The babystart® FertilCount™ Male Fertility test is a rapid diagnostic test of sperm concentration in semen.
Sperm count is widely recognised as the major indicator of the fertility in men.
There is a one test kit and a two test kit.
The threshold definition (cut off point) of male infertility has now been set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at a sperm concentration of 15 million sperm per mL of sperm.
Male Fertility Tests with cut off values above 15 ml/ml may no
longer be considered 'State of the Art' by the MHRA.
The babystart® FertilCount™ Male Fertility test kits are a unique home test that will indicate if a man's sperm concentration is greater or less than the devices cut off point, 15 million sperm per mL of sperm. A positive result is going to be good news although it is not proof of fertility. A negative result suggests that the man should consult with his doctor as he is close to being sub-fertile, which is not all bad news, because it does at least save a couple months of trying for a baby when there maybe issues to resole.
This babystart® FertilCount™ Male Fertility test kit will allow a man to test his fertility potential, privately and discreetly in his own home.
Testing for low sperm count in men, how does it work?
The babystart® FertilCount™ Male Fertility test cassette simply works by staining the sperm cells (DNA) in a semen sample to produce a blue colour. The more sperm cells that are stained in the sample then the darker the 'test well' becomes.
Clinical trials have rated our babystart® FertilCount™ Male Fertility test to have a 97% ACCURACY of identifying whether a sample is above or below the cut off point of the device, 15 million per mL of sperm.