ALLTEST SP10 Home Male Fertility Test Kit
ALLTEST SP10 Home Male Fertility Test Kit
The latest generation home male fertility test. ALLTEST SP-10 male fertility rapid home test kit offers the highest overall accuracy of any home sperm testing kit with 98.2% accuracy
- Acrosomal protein SP-10 chromatographic immunoassay sperm test kit
- Very accurate home fertility test for men
- Highly specific to viable human sperm
- A complete test to check sperm count is above 15 million / ml
- A positive result is shown if the sperm count is above 15 million / ml
- A negative result indicates the sperm count is below 15 million / ml
- Pack contains one complete home male fertility test kit
- 98.20% overall accuracy
- 98.30% relative specificity
- 98.10% relative sensitivity
- supplied with full instructions and Q&A information
- CE quality certified.
- Contents per pack: 1 test device, 1 semen transfer device, 1 specimen cup, 2 solutions, instructions.
- If your home sperm count test gives a negative result you should seek medical advice
What is sp10 sperm count?
SP-10 is a protein found in seminal plasma, the fluid that is ejaculated during sexual activity. SP-10 is a marker of sperm count, and its concentration in semen can be used to determine male fertility.
A high concentration of SP-10 protein in semen is generally associated with a higher sperm count, while a low concentration of SP-10 protein may indicate a lower sperm count. However, it is important to note that SP-10 levels alone are not a definitive measure of male fertility and other factors, such as sperm motility and morphology, should also be considered.
The SP-10 protein is used in some male fertility test kits, such as the SP10 Male Fertility Test Kit, which is designed to provide a quick and easy way to determine male fertility based on the concentration of SP-10 protein in semen. However, it is important to note that these test kits should not be used as the sole means of determining male fertility, and professional medical advice should be sought if there are concerns about fertility.
What is SP10 Acrosomal Protein?
This male fertility kit tests a fresh semen sample by quantitatively detecting the Acrosomal protein SP-10 found on the surface membranes of human sperm. It is the first rapid chromatographic immunoassay to utilise this protein as an accurate indicator of viable sperm concentrations.
How accurate are sp10 tests?
The accuracy of SP10 tests, like any diagnostic test kit, can vary depending on the specific test and the circumstances in which it is used. The ALLTEST SP10 Male Fertility Test Kit, for example, is designed to provide a quick and easy way to determine male fertility based on the concentration of SP-10 protein in semen. Its accuracy in doing this is just over 98%.
Studies have shown that SP10 tests can be a useful screening tool in assessing male fertility, particularly when used in conjunction with other measures. However, it is important to note that these tests should not be used as the sole means of determining male fertility, and professional medical advice should be sought if you have any concerns about your fertility.
What is the significance of sperm concentration to fertility
Sperm concentrations are one of the primary factors used by doctors to diagnose male infertility. Abnormally low production of viable sperm cells accounts for close to 40% of total infertility which in turn affects 15% of couples at any one time while trying to conceive. SP-10 is a protein specific to male germ cells and cannot be found in other cells, making it a very specific marker for measuring sperm.
The test immunoassay is set to give a positive result when sperm concentrations exceed 15 million sperm per ml of ejaculate.
Why 15 million per ml?
15 million / ml sperm concentration is the level currently agreed by the World Health Organisation as the minimum level or concentration of sperm required for normal fertility in a man.
How common is male infertility or sub-fertility
Sperm counts are dropping globally for a variety of factors. Male fertility is a rising contributor to overall infertility, especially in Europe. Most fertility clinics will not investigate sub-fertility or infertility concerns before couples have tried to conceive for at least 12 months.
How to use the SP10 fertility test for men
- The semen sample should be collected between 3 and 7 days from the last ejaculation.
- The sperm sample must be left for 60 minutes to liquefy before commencing the test.
- The entire test procedure takes around one and a half hours to complete.
- The SP10 male fertility test is intended to be used as a preliminary test and abnormal results should be discussed with your Doctor.
- Note: the SP10 male fertility test kit cannot be used as a screen for infertility post vasectomy, as the 15M/ml cut off level is too high.
SP10 male fertility rapid test kit pack contents
- Test cassette
- Collection cup
- Semen transfer device
- Sample dilution buffer
- Package insert/instruction
Additional equipment required
This sperm count test does not check sperm motility. If you want a home test kit that also checks sperm motility see Fertilityscore