Collection: Male Fertility Test Kits

We have a range of quick, easy and accurate male fertility test kits which enable you to check your sperm count at home. All the home male fertility tests check your sperm count and are fully CE certified for home fertility testing.

Home sperm count test kits

Each at-home male fertility test is supplied with full instructions to use the male fertility test kit and read the test results.

Choice of three home sperm test kit available:

  • FertilityScore male fertility test kit tests for both sperm count and motility (contains two tests for repeat testing 10 days apart) the only home fertility test kit of the three that checks motility and contains 2 tests so you can repeat the home male fertility test. Indicates if the sperm concentration is above or below 20 million/mL motile sperm. Accuracy 90-93%
  • ALLTEST direct male fertility test kit-easiest and quickest home male fertility test kit to use. Results in 5 minutes and  97.98% accuracy in clinical studies. Only contains one test kit and just checks sperm count.
  • ALLTEST SP10 home male sperm test kit offering 98.2% accurate home test results. Only contains one test kit and also only tests sperm count. Takes longer to do than the other tests.

Which is the best sperm test kit?

Each sperm test kit has its benefits (see above). They are all accurate and very good home sperm count test kits. Of the three the Fertilityscore sperm test kit is probably the best home male fertility test kit, as it only checks motile sperm and sperm motility is important for fertility as well as sperm count. To get the most accurate results with a home sperm count test kit it is important to read and follow the instructions exactly.

What do I do if the result of the male fertility test at home is low?

If the home male fertility test indicates that your sperm count is low, you should either repeat the home male fertility test after an interval of at least 10 days or seek medical advice. If the home male fertility test kit result indicates your sperm count is good, but you have been trying to conceive for over 12 months without success, you should still seek medical advice.

Frequently asked questions about male fertility test kits

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Are home male fertility tests accurate?

Most home male fertility test kits have an accuracy rate of approximately 95-97%, when compared to the outcomes obtained through the standard laboratory-based semen analysis testing, but their accuracy can vary. Some home tests measure sperm count, motility, and morphology, providing an indication of male fertility.

It's important to note a few key points when it comes to home male fertility test kits:

  1. Accuracy: Home fertility tests can provide a general assessment, but they may not be as accurate as male fertility tests conducted in a clinical setting. The precision of these home tests can be influenced by factors such as user error, sample collection, and the specific methodologies employed.
  2. Limited information: Home male fertility tests typically provide limited information compared to a comprehensive semen analysis conducted in a laboratory. A full semen analysis can assess various parameters beyond just sperm count, including motility and morphology.
  3. Changes over time: Male fertility can vary, and a single home fertility test may not capture the full picture. If there are concerns about fertility, it's advisable to conduct multiple tests over a period and seek guidance from a healthcare provider if you have concerns about your fertility or you are having difficulties conceiving.

How do you use a sperm test kit?

Using a home sperm test kit typically involves the following general steps, but it's important to carefully follow the specific instructions provided with the test kit, as different brands of test may have variations in procedures:

  1. Read the Instructions: Start by thoroughly reading the instructions that come with the home sperm test kit. Each kit may have specific guidelines and recommendations.
  2. Collect the sample: Most kits require the collection of a semen sample. This is often done through masturbation into a clean, dry container provided in the kit. Some kits may offer alternative methods for sample collection.
  3. Prepare the sample: Follow the instructions for preparing the collected semen sample. This may involve allowing the sample to liquefy for a specified period.
  4. Apply the sample to the test device: Use the provided tools or applicators to transfer the semen sample onto the designated area of the test device. This area typically contains reactive components that interact with the sperm.
  5. Wait for the test results: Allow the recommended amount of time for the test to develop. The time may vary between different brands of test. Results can vary, but they are often indicated by the appearance or absence of lines on the test device.
  6. Read the results: Interpret the results according to the instructions provided. Typically, the presence or absence of lines will indicate the sperm count or fertility status.
  7. Note any Controls: Most tests include a control line C to confirm that the test has been performed correctly. Make sure to check for the presence of this control line.
  8. Follow-Up: Depending on the results, the test kit instructions may provide guidance on the next steps. If you have concerns about the results or if you are actively trying to conceive, consider consulting with a healthcare professional for further guidance.

What does a faint line on a the home sperm test kit mean?

If you are using an ALLTEST home sperm test kit with a cassette test device then a positive result is indicated by the presence of even a very faint test line. Conversely, a negative (Low) result is determined when a Control Line (marked as “C” on the device) is visible, but there is no Test Line (marked as “T” on the test device), indicating a sperm count below 15 million per milliliter.

Why wait 3 days before sperm test?

The recommended period of abstinence before conducting a semen analysis is typically advised to be between 2 to 5 days. Allowing an excessively long interval between ejaculates may lead to a significant decrease in sperm motility.

Can your wife or partner help with obtaining the sperm sample?

When a man is providing a semen specimen for analysis, a spouse or partner may assist with the collection. It's important to note that lubricants or saliva should not be used.

What are the rules before sperm test?

Before undergoing a sperm test, also known as a semen analysis, individuals are typically advised to follow certain guidelines to ensure accurate and reliable results. While specific instructions may vary depending on the healthcare provider or laboratory, here are some general rules often recommended before a sperm test:

  1. Abstain from ejaculation: It's commonly recommended to abstain from ejaculation for a certain period before the sperm test, usually between 2 to 5 days. This abstinence helps in obtaining a representative sample for analysis.
  2. Avoid certain substances: Individuals are often advised to refrain from alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs in the days leading up to the test, as these substances can potentially affect sperm quality.
  3. Minimize stress: Stress can impact reproductive health, so it's advisable to try to minimise stress levels before the test.
  4. Maintain regular diet and exercise: A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can positively influence overall health, including reproductive health.
  5. Follow specific instructions: Patients should carefully follow any specific instructions provided by their doctor, fertility clinic or laboratory. This may include details about the collection process, storage, and transport of the sample.
  6. Inform about medications: If the individual is taking any medications or supplements, it's essential to inform the healthcare provider, as certain medications can affect sperm parameters.

What time of day is sperm count highest?

Sperm count can vary throughout the day, and there isn't a universal "best" time for everyone. However, many studies suggest that sperm counts tend to be higher in the early morning. This may be due to hormonal variations that influence sperm production.

In studies, semen samples collected between 5:00 am and 7:30 am from healthy individuals demonstrated a statistically significant increase in sperm concentration, total sperm count, and the percentage of normally shaped sperm compared to samples collected later in the day. The time of sample production did not impact sperm motility.

Keep in mind that individual factors, lifestyle, and health conditions can also play a role in sperm count.

Can sperm analysis be wrong?

The way the semen for the sperm analysis is collected and processed can play a major factor in the results. Time is of the essence; sperm cells start to die after about an hour, and their motility decreases.A too-cool or too-warm sample may also yield a false verdict of sub-standard sperm.

Can a home male fertility test kit be used to check a vasectomy has worked?

Home male fertility tests are not typically designed to assess the success of a vasectomy. These tests are more commonly focused on assessing sperm count, motility, and morphology to provide a general indication of male fertility.

To determine if a vasectomy has been successful, a post-vasectomy semen analysis is usually performed by a lab. This analysis is conducted by a healthcare professional, and it involves examining a semen sample to check for the presence of sperm. It is essential to follow the specific guidelines provided by the healthcare provider regarding when and how to provide the sample for accurate results.

If you've undergone a vasectomy and are concerned about its success or wish to confirm its effectiveness, it's crucial to consult with your healthcare provider. They will guide you on the appropriate testing procedures and provide accurate information based on your individual case. Home fertility tests are not suitable or accurate enough for assessing enough for assessing the success of a vasectomy.