The SpermCheck Male Fertility Sperm Count Home Test Kit contains the following:
- SpermCheck Device (in a sealed pouch)
- Semen Transfer Device (in a sealed pouch)
- Semen Collection Cup
- SpermCheck Solution Bottle
SpermCheck Male Fertility Sperm Count Home Test Kit it is an affordable and easy to use at-home sperm test kit that helps determine if your sperm count is within the "normal" range. According to the National Institute of Health, male fertility issues account for at least 40% of the couples in the US who are having difficulty conceiving. This SpermCheck Fertility test offers a reliable result within minutes and eliminates any feeling of embarrassment which can be experienced during lab tests.
How It Works:
The SpermCheck Male Fertility Sperm Count Home Test Kit comes with very detailed instructions on how to properly perform the test. In order achieve accurate results, make sure to read and follow the test instructions thoroughly before you begin collecting the specimen.
It is recommended to wait at least 48 hours - but not more than 7 days - after your last ejaculation to obtain your semen sample by manual stimulation (masturbation). Use the semen collection cup that is provided with the kit in collecting the specimen. Do not use any lubricants or lotions, as it may interfere with the test result.
The interpretation of the results is simple and straightforward - positive or negative. A positive result indicates that your sperm count is above 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen, which is the accepted standard among fertility experts for "normal" sperm count. A negative result indicates that your count is below the 20 million sperm per milliliter threshold, and thereby you may consider consulting your doctor to do further testing.
The Limitations of the Test:
Before using this test kit, it's important to understand what it can do and what it cannot do for you. The SpermCheck Male Fertility Sperm Count Home Test Kit is formulated to primarily detect the concentration of sperm in semen. It will only identify whether your sperm count is low or within the normal limit. This SpermCheck test kit does not detect all fertility issues, nor can it be used as a method of birth control or an instrument that protects against sexually transmitted diseases. The test is also not used to prove paternity and is only intended for a single use.
For many years, people believed the issue of fertility was mostly a woman's problem. The truth is both men and women are equally affected by infertility. Evidence shows that one in six couples is infertile, and in 40% of those cases the problem rests with the male. What's more interesting to know is that one in 25 males has a low sperm count and one in 35 is sterile.
There are several issues that affect a man's fertility, such as:
- A defect or obstruction in the reproductive system (e.g., cryptorchidism, anorchism)
- Disease (e.g., cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, sexually transmitted disease)
- Hormone dysfunction (caused by disorder in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis)
- Infection (e.g., prostatitis, epididymitis, orchitis)
- Injury (e.g., testicular trauma)
- Medications (e.g., to treat high blood pressure, arthritis)
- Metabolic disorders such as hemochromatosis (affects how the body uses and stores iron)
- Retrograde ejaculation (i.e., condition in which semen flows backwards into the bladder during ejaculation)
- Systemic disease (e.g., high fever, infection, kidney disease)
- Testicular cancer
Although a visit to the urologist can check for male infertility, this can cause embarrassment and privacy issues for men. It's a great relief that there are at-home testing kits like SpermCheck Male Fertility Sperm Count Home Test Kit, which helps in determining whether or not a man's sperm count is within the normal limit.
It's been said that the earlier you detect your fertility problem, the earlier you can seek appropriate treatment for it. This sperm check test kit is not only safe and easy to use, but also delivers 97% accuracy in results. If properly used, you will benefit a lot from this test kit and be able to do something about your condition. The results are easy to interpret and you can perform the test conveniently in the privacy of your own home.
When collecting the specimen, wait at least 48 hours – but not more than 7 days – after your last ejaculation. Thoroughly read the instructions provided with the Sperm Check Male Fertility Sperm Count Home Test Kit and follow directions as is. Failure to perform the procedures in accordance to the instruction test may lead to inaccurate results.
Collecting the Semen
- Ejaculate directly into the Semen Collection Cup without losing any portion of the semen. Do not use any lubricants or lotions since this may interfere with the test result. Do not use a condom to collect the sample. It is important to collect the entire ejaculate. If you do lose some of the semen, discard the sample, rinse the cup with tap water only and let it air dry before using it again. Do not use soap or detergent to wash the cup. Wait at least 48 hours (but not more than seven days) after your last ejaculation and collect a fresh sample for testing.
- After collecting the sample, let the cup stand upright on a flat surface.
- The semen should be tested within 3 hours after collection.
- When you are ready to test, follow the instructions in the next section, "How to Perform the Test".
How to Perform the Test
- Place all of the test kit components on a flat surface within easy reach. Have a watch or timer ready before starting the test.
- Let semen stand for at least twenty (20) minutes in the Semen Collection Cup before testing.
Semen is too thick to be tested immediately after ejaculation, so you must wait at least 20 minutes for semen to become thin (liquefied).
- Remove the Semen Transfer Device from its sealed pouch and use it to gently stir the semen sample in the cup about 10 times until it is well mixed.
- Put your finger through the round perforation area located on the side of the box. This will create a stand to hold the Sperm Check Solution Bottle. Unscrew and remove the cap on the Sperm Check Solution Bottle and place the bottle upright in the newly created stand.
- Insert the Semen Transfer Device into the semen sample avoiding any solid or sticky material within the semen. Slowly pull the plunger to draw your sample into the Semen Transfer Device until it reaches the black line on the tube. Avoid getting air bubbles in the Semen Transfer Device. If this happens, push the semen back out completely and then draw semen into the Semen Transfer Device again. Make sure the semen fills the tube just to the black line on the Semen Transfer Device. Add or remove semen until it meets the line on the Semen Transfer Device exactly by moving the plunger up and down.
- Insert the Semen Transfer Device with semen into the Sperm Check Solution Bottle and push the plunger gently to add all of the semen to the SpermCheck Solution.
- Screw the cap back onto the Sperm Check Solution Bottle and gently mix the contents thoroughly. This is best done by turning the Sperm Check Solution Bottle upside down at least five to ten times. If your semen is very thick or stringy, you should mix an additional ten times. Do not shake the Sperm Check Solution Bottle too hard as this could cause foaming which in turn might make the next step difficult.
- Let the Sperm Check Solution Bottle containing the semen mixture stand for two (2) minutes before proceeding to the next step (Step 8).
- Open the foil pouch containing the test device. Remove the Sperm Check Device and lay it face up on a flat surface. Twist off the small cap on the tip of the Sperm Check Solution Bottle cap.
- Hold the Sperm Check Solution Bottle with the semen mixture straight up and down over the device and squeeze gently to add exactly six (6) drops of the semen mixture to the sample well (S) of the test device. The sample well is the round opening marked with an "S" near the bottom of the device. Do not add more or less than 6 drops to the Sperm Check Device sample well (S).
- Begin timing after adding the Sperm Check Solution to the sample well.
- Read the result at seven (7) minutes. Do not read the test earlier or wait longer than 7 minutes since this may produce an incorrect result.
You MUST wait at least 2-3 days after ejaculating before you collect semen for testing. For best results, you should wait at least 2-3 days and no more than 7 days between tests.