What is the SpermCheck Fertility Hometest?
SpermCheck is a discreet home test that allows you to measure the quality of your sperm. The test measures how many sperm cells are present within the semen sample.
What is it used for?
Low sperm count is one factor that can cause couples to remain childless. The semen of a healthy male contains at least 20 million sperm per millilitre. If the semen contains less than 20 million sperm per millilitre the quality of the sperm is not up to the mark, which may be a sign of reduced fertility. The SpermCheck home test provides an immediate answer as to the quality of your semen.
When to perform the SpermCheck
For the best results, the SpermCheck home test should be performed using a semen sample collected between two to seven days after the last ejaculation.
How to take the SpermCheck
The SpermCheck Fertility Hometest is simple to perform:
- Collect semen sample in the provided collection cup (at least 48 hours to seven days after your last ejaculation)
- Let stand for 20 minutes before testing
- Fill semen transfer device (pipette) up to black line with semen sample and add to the SpermCheck solution bottle
- Place cap back on the bottle and mix semen sample and solution by turning (not shaking) the bottle a few times
- Let stand for two minutes
- Add exactly six drops to the sample well on the test device marked ‘S’
- Read test results after seven minutes
Read test instructions carefully before performing the test.
Understanding the SpermCheck test results
The test results of the SpermCheck test appear in the result window of the SpermCheck test device, which is marked with two letters: T (test) and C (check). There are three types of results:
- If you see a red line at the T position and the C position, your semen contains more than 20 million sperm cells per millilitre
- If you only see a red line at the C position, your sperm count is less than 20 million per millilitre. This may be a sign of reduced infertility
- If you do not see any red lines, your test did not run correctly. You should test again with a new sample and a new SpermCheck home test. Wait at least 48 hours to retest.
Note: A positive test result alone does not prove that you are fertile and a negative test result alone does not prove that you are infertile. There could be a number of reasons for the unwanted non-conception. To obtain more information you should talk to a doctor about further examination.