What is the Babystart FertilCount2 Male Infertility Test?
Babystart FertilCount2 Male Infertility Test allows you to test your sperm count in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Whether you’re thinking about trying for a baby or you’re currently trying, it’s a good idea to have an insight into your sperm health to prevent problems further down the line. This test is 97% accurate and easy to use, and better yet, you can get your results in as little as 15 minutes. This product contains 2 tests.
How to use this product
Always use Babystart FertilCount2 Male Infertility Test exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. Start by collecting a semen sample. The semen sample may be collected by masturbating directly into the plastic liquefaction cup provided. Once the semen sample is in the plastic cup, place the lid on the cup and gently swirl the contents 10 times around the cup. Wait at least 15 minutes but no longer than 12 hours before testing the sample. Just before testing, swirl the cup contents around several times more.
Open the resealable pouch by tearing or cutting at the notches. Remove the contents and place the test cassette on a flat surface with the sample wells facing upwards. Swirl the plastic cup before removing the lid. Hold and squeeze the plastic dropper at its midpoint. Place the angled tip into the semen sample and release the pressure slowly. As you do this semen will be drawn into the dropper.
By gently squeezing the dropper add ONE drop of semen to Test Well ‘T’. Let the drop soak in for at least one minute. Then add TWO drops of BLUE solution to the same Test Well ‘T’. Let the drops soak in for at least one minute. Finally, add TWO drops of CLEAR solution to Test Well ‘T’. Let the drops soak in for at least one minute.
Reading the result is simple. If the test result is positive, meaning your sperm count is equal to or greater than 15 million per millilitre of semen, the colour in Test Well ‘T’ will be the same as or greater than Reference Well R. If the test result is negative, meaning your sperm count is less than 15 million per millilitre of semen, the colour in Test Well ‘T’ will be less than the colour in Reference Well ‘R’.
If you are unsure about your test results, take a second test. The second test should not be repeated until at least 3 days later but not more than 7 days after the first test. If both tests are positive then your sperm count is equal to or greater than 15 million per millilitre of semen. However, if either or both of the tests were negative then you should consult your doctor about having a full semen analysis performed.
Who should get their sperm tested?
If you and your partner are thinking about or currently trying for a baby, it can be helpful to know if there’s a problem at the start. Men (and women) can do a fertility test, like a sperm test, that’s quick, simple and allows you to perform the test in the privacy of your own home.
How do sperm tests work?
Sperm testing kits work in a similar way as a pregnancy test, but instead of urine, you’ll use semen as the sample. There will either be lines to show the result or in the case with Babystart, the testing kit will be stained blue - the darker this colour, the higher your sperm count.
Are home sperm tests accurate?
A home testing kit can give you an idea if something isn’t right, but it can’t give you the most accurate insight into your sperm health - to do that, you’d need to visit a professional. Sperm testing kits have a high accuracy rate of detecting one factor - how much sperm you have and whether that level is considered normal. But there are other reasons that can cause infertility, like the sperm’s shape, movement and how many are alive.
Does a low sperm count mean infertility?
No, you can still conceive naturally, but it might be more difficult. A low sperm count is known as oligozoospermia, which is where a man has less than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen. To put this into perspective, an average man will have around 15 - 200 million sperm per millilitre of semen.
Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging.
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