About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

DIY Male Infertility Test Kit is Now Available in Britain

by Kathy Jones on October 28, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Font : A-A+

 DIY Male Infertility Test Kit is Now Available in Britain

A DIY male infertility test kit that can instantly reveal whether the tester has a low sperm count has been launched in Britain.

Priced at £30, the SpermCheck kit can show within 10 minutes whether a man has normal or low sperm count. The manufacturers of the kit claim that it is 98 percent accurate if a man has 20 million sperm or more per milliliter, which nine in ten men do.

Advertisement

Sex therapists however feel that it may lead to serious friction between couples and girlfriends and wives may opt to secretly test to see whether their partners are potent or not while scientists said that while the kit does reveal the sperm count, it does not show how healthy the sperms are.

"When we do semen analysis, we look at the number of sperm, what percent are moving compared to what percent are not, plus we look at the shapes and also look for anti-sperm antibodies in the semen. The SpermCheck is a cursory test just looking at one of several parameters. I'm fairly scathing of it because it is a poor estimate. It's a bit like trying to look at you from the outside and saying, 'She looks pretty fit, her blood pressure looks like it would be alright' without actually measuring it", Professor Gab Kovacs, Monash IVF International Medical Director said.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccines May Improve Mental Health
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Genetic Counseling Genetics of Male Infertility In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Infertility Vaginitis Egg Donation Artificial Insemination Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Dilatation and Curettage Varicocele 

Recommended Reading
Genetics of Male Infertility
Encyclopedia section of medindia briefs you about the Genetics of Male Infertility...
Infertility
Infertility is a condition wherein couples fail to achieve pregnancy or if the woman has been ......
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives a brief introduction to infertility and reproduction...
Artificial Insemination
Artificial Insemination is a medical procedure usually used to treat infertility. In this procedure,...
Egg Donation
The term ‘Egg Donation’ is commonly used to refer to the contribution of her eggs by a woman to anot...
Genetic Counseling
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Genetic counseling ...
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age an...
Vaginitis
Vaginal infection or vaginitis occurs due to an overgrowth of bacteria or yeast or trichomoniasis ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use