These home male fertility tests are easy and discreet to do at home, and can help you figure out if you’re dealing with sperm problems or male infertility. However, a fertility test for men does not provide in-depth sperm analysis or diagnose infertility. Only a urologist or fertility specialist can do that.
One of the most popular types of home tests for sperm count and motility is the SpermCheck Fertility by Fairhaven Health. It’s only $40, and can help you figure out what’s going on with your male fertility.
Why take a male fertility test at home? For two reasons: 1) To avoid the awkwardness or embarrassment of doing a sperm test at the doctor’s office or lab; and 2) to give you an idea of how strong and numerous your sperm are.
Low sperm count is one of the main reasons for a couple not conceiving, and it’s important to find out about it as soon as possible.
Male Fertility Tests You Can Do at Home
If you take a fertility test at home, I encourage you to also make an appointment to see your doctor. I know it’s embarrassing, but the only one who can diagnose fertility problems and help you get pregnant is a medical doctor.
Here are two at-home sperm test kits to consider: PreConceive Plus (formerlyFertilMarq) and the Micra Sperm Test.
The SpermCheck Fertility sperm test (shown above) tests for two types of male fertility problems. It can confirm the presence or absence of sperm (the absence of sperm is azoospermia – and it represents a bit of an obstacle to getting pregnant!). And, this home male fertility test also gives an indication of sperm concentration and count (Oligospermia). It can help you determine if sperm count is too low – especially if you know how to analyze sperm count.
This home fertility test includes a system that stains the cells in a sperm sample. They turn a certain color. The intensity or shade of the color result will, when compared with a control template on the test, tell you if your sperm sample falls below the 20 million sperm per/mL level.
Micra Sperm Male Fertility Test
The Micra Sperm Test – At Home Test for Sperm Count and Motility is another male fertility test you can do at home, but it’s currently unavailable on Amazon. This test comes with a microscope system that contains a visual “grid” or “field” system built into the lens. When you view your semen sample, you’ll be able to compare your result with interpretive guidelines/images provided.
This test also allows you to determine if you have sperm, and if your sperm counts are low or normal. But this test doesn’t just give you a yes/no color response; it gives you a more in-depth look – and it allows you to test for sperm motility (asthenospermia) as well.
Remember that these fertility tests or semen analysis kits don’t provide a “diagnosis” of male infertility. And they may not explain why you can’t get pregnant! Rather, they’re tools to help you figure out if you have obvious male fertility problems.
How Common is Male Infertility?
If you’re having problems getting pregnant, don’t assume the woman is having a fertility issue! About half of all infertility cases may be attributable to men’s general health and sperm health. Many male fertility problems can be treated by eating the right foods (some foods increase sperm count), making health changes, and taking the right vitamin supplements, or undergoing certain medical procedures.
The best way to find out if low sperm count is the cause of your inability to get pregnant is to take a sperm test! Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed; it’s a normal fertility test that millions of men undergo every year.
Home male fertility tests may not be as reliable as a doctor’s analysis, but they can break the ice and get you started on the road to pregnancy. No matter what the results of the male fertility test, I encourage you to see your doctor if you’ve been trying to get pregnant for over a year.
If you’re not interested in male fertility tests you can do at home, read 5 Signs You Should See a Fertility Doctor. An at-home test is a good start, but if you are having problems such as low sperm count, you will eventually need to see a urologist or fertility specialist in person.
I welcome your thoughts on male fertility tests you can do at home below. I can’t offer medical advice or counseling, but it might be helpful for you to share your experience.
If you suspect you’re dealing with male infertility, read 5 Ways to Overcome Fertility Problems.
May you be blessed with peace and joy, faith and hope.