Who is this test for?
This test is suited to any adults who would like to get a quick indication of whether their low sperm concentration is impacting their ability to fertilise a woman’s egg.
About 1 in 3 cases of a couple struggling to get pregnant can be caused by a low sperm count. Sperm count is determined by a number of different factors including sperm concentration, motility and sperm shape. A low sperm concentration is widely understood as when a man has fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen. Whilst this is common, it can be frustrating when it makes conceiving a challenge.
Male fertility problems can be caused by a number of different factors including excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, certain medications and being overweight. There are also medical problems that can cause this including imbalances in your hormone levels.
This test could be the first step in helping you understand whether a low sperm concentration could be the cause of your fertility challenges.
What you will discover
This test will give a ‘normal’ result which indicates that sperm concentration in semen is equal to or more than 15 million/mL. An ‘abnormal’ result will be given where sperm concentration falls below that number.
By taking this test, you can gain an understanding of whether your sperm concentration could be affecting the chances of you conceiving. This result may then highlight the need for lifestyle changes and that further support from a healthcare professional is required.
How it works
Order online and receive the kit within 2 working days
Collect Semen Sample
Scan the QR code on the back of the test pack to watch our step-by-step video on how to perform your test
Within 5-10 minutes, you will see your results
Visit our ‘What next’ page to learn how to manage your result
Please note: This test can be used to screen for abnormal sperm concentration in a semen sample as a screener for male fertility and provides a preliminary test result based on a simple home self test. It has been designed by experts to qualitatively detect acrosomal protein SP-10 found in human semen to estimate sperm concentration above or below 15 million / mL.