What does the fertility test for men do?
The ability of the FertilitySCORE test to distinguish between mobile and inactive spermatozoa is a unique feature of this kit. The test therefore determines not only the number of sperm cells, but also their mobility, since the sperm cells in the test are exposed to a similar situation as on the way to the egg. The same sperm test is used worldwide in many fertility clinics.
For whom is the fertility test for men suitable?
Men who want to determine their own concentration of motile spermatozoa can perform the male fertility test.
How does the fertility test for men work?
The fertility SCORE test determines whether the spermatozoa concentration in the sample is less than 20 million / ml motile spermatozoa (negative test) or greater than 20 million / ml mobile spermatozoa (positive test). The World Health Organization (WHO) has established a standard whereby one man is considered less fertile if less than 20 million sperm per ml of ejaculate are found.
Clinical studies on the use of FertilitySCORE have shown positive results in 93% of cases where sperm counts in sperm samples are equal to or higher than 20 million / ml. In the case of a negative result, the result of the test was 90% of the cases in which the samples contained concentrations actually equal to or lower than 10 million / ml motile spermatozoa.
Why should I do the fertility test for men?
The fertility SCORE test is also the only test that uses the entire sperm sample to determine male fertility. Other tests examine only a small fraction of spermatozoa, a factor that can lead to inaccurate results due to the formation of clusters and the presence of cell debris in the sample.
In one out of three couples who do not become pregnant within a year, the cause lies in the fertility of the male. Normally the sperm quality is not good enough. If sperm fertility is lower than normal, this can be determined by Self Care’s male fertility test. On this page we discuss with the help of the self-test the different backgrounds of the poor sperm quality and its detectability.
In the case of human ejaculation, sperm contains 1 to 3% of sperm cells. Normally, during ejaculation, an average of 100 to 200 million sperm cells are released. The rest is fluid, mostly from the prostate. Man’s fertility is determined by the amount of sperm, the shape and the activity of the sperm. Together, this is often understood by the term quality of sperm. In addition to the quality of the sperm, the continued functioning of the genitals also plays an important role in fertility.
After ejaculation, the sperm cells are released and then cover a range of 12 to 17 cm. They then swim from the cervix into the free abdominal cavity. First, the sperm cells come into contact with the acidity of the vagina. On the other hand, they are very resistant and take refuge in the mucus that produces the cervix. The mucus facilitates the transport of sperm, which is very “sperm friendly” on the most fertile days of the month because it changes in composition under the influence of hormones. Good sperm cells can still move in this favorable environment for 3 to 4 days.
After the mucus the sperm migrates to the uterus and through the fallopian tubes to the ovaries, where ovarian follicles are released in the ovum (ovulation). When a sperm cell surrounds the egg, a fusion of membranes is created that releases enzymes needed to penetrate the outer wall of the egg. By merging the male sperm cell and the female egg cell, the zygote develops and the preembryo develops: the beginning of a new human life. The sperm cell must therefore be of good quality to travel this way.
Bad quality of sperm
The reduced fertility of the man can have many causes. Often, the quality (motility and shape) or quantity of the sperm cells is not optimal, so the ovum is not reached. Bad sperm is usually due to a sperm production disorder, spermiogenesis. Possible causes of poor sperm quality / quantity can be:
Self-test male fertility
Men who want to determine their own concentration of motile spermatozoa can perform the male fertility test. The ability of this test to distinguish between mobile and inactive spermatozoa is a unique feature of this kit. The test therefore determines not only the number of sperm cells, but also their mobility, since the sperm cells in the test are exposed to a similar situation as on the way to the egg. The same sperm test is used worldwide in many fertility clinics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has established a standard whereby one man is said to be less fertile if there are less than 20 million sperm per ml of ejaculate. “Normal” is an ejaculate with 20 to 50 million sperm per ml. If there are less than 10 million sperm per ml, there is a low sperm count. The self-test confirms that the spermatozoa concentration in the sample is below 20 million / ml spermatozoa (negative result) or higher than 20 million / ml spermatozoa (positive result).
The kit consists of 2 tests so you can test twice at a different time. Sperm production is not always the same. If the result is 2X positive and you have less than 20 million sperm per ml, we recommend that you see a doctor. For more information you can contact us at any time.
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