Babystart FertilTests Male & Female Twin Test Pack
- Fertility screening tests for couples planning a pregnancy
- Two screening tests for low sperm count in men
- Two screening tests for raised FSH levels in women
- Allows a couple to test their fertility potential together in the privacy of their own home
- CE marked for self-test use
The Babystart FertilTests fertility screening test for both men and women measures sperm count in men and the sex hormone FSH in women. This is a combination twin test pack for couples to share in the privacy of their own home.
For women there is the Babystart FertilCheck Female Fertility screening test for women, which measures the sex hormone that is an indicator of a their biological fertility clock. A woman's fertility starts to decline after she reaches 30 and the decline gradually accelerates until she gets to menopause. This reduction in fertility is reflected in a similar gradual increase in the hormone FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). Rising levels of FSH tend to be associated with reduced fertility. The FSH hormone can also be raised in women with irregular periods and will steadily rise, as a woman gets older. As menopause approaches the levels get particularly high and act as an early warning system for peri-menopause.
The Babystart FertilCheck Female Fertility home diagnostic screening test is a rapid test of FSH concentration in urine. The kit contains two ECOMidstream Female Fertility tests and if both test results are positive it is an indicator of reduced fertility.
The test is greater than 99% accurate.
With this test a negative result is an indicator of continued fertility although it is not a guarantee of fertility. A positive test result suggests that fertility is reduced and we recommend that a woman see her doctor to discuss the results.
For men, the Babystart FertilCount Male Fertility test is a rapid diagnostic test of sperm concentration in semen. Sperm count is widely recognised as the major indicator of male fertility.
The World Health Organisation has defined a man's fertility on the basis of the concentration of sperm in semen with the cut-off point being set at 15 million sperm per mL of sperm. The Babystart FertilCount Male Fertility test kits are a unique home test that will tell you if a man's sperm concentration is greater or less than the WHO cut-off point. A positive result is an indicator of fertility, although it is not a guarantee of fertility. A negative result indicates that the tester should visit his doctor.
The Babystart FertilCheck Female Fertility test kit and the Babystart FertilCount Male Fertility test kit will allow a couple planning a pregnancy to test their fertility potential, privately and discreetly in their own home.
Helps test fertility
For men - Simply collect your semen sample in the cup provided. Once you have provided your sample, wait for 15 minutes, and then add to it the semen plus solution provided. Results should be ready to read after a further 15 minutes. For females - Firstly remove the strip from the foil pouch and than dip it into a urine sample for up to 15 seconds. It is important to then lay this fertility test on a flat surface for 5 minutes and you should start to see results appearing.