Babystart Sperm Test
Measures Sperm Concentration
- Unique at-home test to measure sperm concentration in semen
- Determines if a male’s sperm count is greater or less than the World Health Organisation’s fertility cut off point
- Over 97% accurate
- Simple to use, gives results in minutes
- Contains 2 tests
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The Babystart® Sperm Test is a rapid diagnostic test for sperm concentration in semen. The World Health Organisation’s cut off point for fertility is 15 million sperm per mL of semen. A simple test which can be done in the privacy of home, the Babystart® Sperm Test can determine if a man’s sperm count is greater or less than this standard.
How does the Babystart® Sperm Test work?
The Babystart® Sperm Test is an easy-to-use screening test to measure your sperm concentration. It determines whether your sperm concentration is above or below 15 million/mL.
Two test results with sperm concentration less than 15 million/mL may indicate male infertility.
The test works by staining the cells in the sperm sample to produce a colour. The intensity of this colour is then compared to a colour reference on the Babystart® test cassette. The colour comparison will tell you whether the sperm concentration in the test sample is above 15 million/mL (positive test) or below 15 million/mL (negative test).
A positive test is not a fertility guarantee
Sperm concentration is one of the factors used by doctors to help determine male infertility. However, since many additional factors play a role in male fertility, a positive test is also not a guarantee of fertility. There are many reasons why a man may be infertile. Other reasons - apart from low sperm count - include inactive or incompletely formed sperm cells, high levels of other cells in the semen that interfere with fertilisation, or other factors.
Medical or physical conditions including stress, high fever experienced within two months prior to testing, exercise, travelling and changes in diet. Your doctor can best explain these conditions and other factors to you.
Taking this screening test will indicate if you have a low amount of sperm in your semen. You can then provide the test result to your doctor to aid in determining whether you may be infertile.
Important note: When you use this kit there is a possibility that you may get false results. This is commonly due to human error or occasionally an inaccuracy due to the kit. This is why it is important that you consult your doctor before making any decision of medical relevance.
Fertility in men
Male fertility is just as important as female fertility in the journey towards conception.
Sperm count is widely recognised as the major indicator of fertility in men.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined a ‘cut-off point’ for fertility of 15 million sperm per mL of semen. A sperm count lower than this concentration can indicate male infertility.
The Babystart® Sperm Count Test can determine if a man’s sperm concentration is greater or less than the WHO cut-off point.
It can assist in narrowing down the cause of conception difficulty and whether you may need to seek medical help.