The Male Fertility Test (SP-10 male fertility rapid test cassette) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for in vitro qualitative detection of acrosomal protein SP-10 found on sperms to estimate of sperm concentration in human semen above or below 15 million / mL. Sperm concentration can be used for assistant diagnosis and curative effect observation of male infertility, and provide guidance for reproductive planning of the eligible couples.
Sperm concentration is one of the primary factors used by physicians to diagnose male infertility. There are many reasons why a man may be infertile and therefore unable to fertilise the female ovum during reproduction. One primary and most common reason is an abnormally low production of viable sperm cells. Other reasons can be over production of inactive, weak, or deformed sperm cells, high levels of other cells in the semen that interfere with fertilisation, or other physiological factors. Medical or physical conditions may also interfere with normal sperm cell production, including high stress, recent high fever or illness experienced within two months prior to testing, and abrupt changes in diet. Taking this initial screening test will indicate if a low amount of sperm production exists. Up to 15% of couples experience infertility, which is defined as the failure to become pregnant after one year of unprotected, well-timed intercourse. And, in 40% of couples struggling with infertility issues, male infertility is the primary cause. Because low sperm count is a leading cause of male infertility, an important first step in determining the cause of infertility is to test the sperm count. The Male Fertility Test (SP-10 male fertility rapid test cassette) detects acrosomal protein – SP-10 found on sperms. Since, SP-10 is a protein specific to male germ cells and cannot be found in other cells. This test is very specific for sperms and is now being used for estimating sperm concentration in semen as an aid in determining causes of infertility. The Male Fertility Test (SP-10 male fertility rapid test cassette) gives a positive result, when sperm concentration is above 15 million/ml in semen – a level internationally accepted as the minimum level of sperms for normal fertility. A low sperm concentration would indicate less likelihood of conception. It would be advisable to see your medical professional who can advise what can be done to improve the sperm concentration
Please ensure that you read the instructions for use before taking this test
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If you have tested positive for a low sperm count you may want to access support from your own GP service.
If you have tested negative it is likely that you have a normal sperm count. If you are still experiencing difficulties conceiving you may wish to seek advice from your GP.
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