Navigation Links
New Home-Fertility Kit Launched For Men

Men can now evaluate their fertility potential in less than 1 hour using a kit, based on the Fertell test. The kit, tested on more than 3000 sperm // samples prior to approval has 95% accuracy.It can even serve as a predictor of potential fertility problems. This would save the valuable time lost by couples during infertility assessment.

"At the moment many couples are advised to wait for around a year before seeking medical attention. But age can have a very significant negative impact on fertility; so having reliable information at an early stage can be a huge advantage”, said Chris Barratt, one of the senior researchers.

The test works on the following principle. The sperm sample, produced by the man is introduced into the kit and the device is set. The sperms are then allowed to wade through a barrier, designed to mimic the female cervix. The number of sperms, which cross this barrier successfully, can be used to predict if there are enough sperms for a successful conception. A positive test is indicated by a red line that suggests that there are enough active sperms to fertilize the egg.

Infertility can be defined as the inability to conceive following 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse. Contrary to the existing belief that infertility is a woman’s issue; scientific research has concluded that a male factor is responsible for more than 50% of the cases. An increasing focus has now been shifted towards the male gamete and the identification of associated abnormalities.

"This is a neat device which actually examines how well sperm perform under 'test conditions' rather than just simply counting them and seeing how well they move. In that way, its a arguably more sophisticated than the standard semen analysis performed in many hospital laboratories", commented Dr Allan Pacey.

"The fact that men can take this test at home should help them to overcome their initial embarrassment of going to a hospit al and having to produce a sample for analysis there. It can be a big deal for some men to have their fertility tested and men often fail to keep their hospital appointments for semen analysis which wastes time and resources", he concluded.

"This test can provide them with that information and allow them to identify some fertility problems at an early stage. However, it is important that couples are also made aware that other factors can affect their chances of conceiving such as blocked fallopian tubes. We would recommend to couples that if they have any concerns about their fertility they speak to the GP for further investigations”, added Clare Brown of Infertility Network UK.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Nutrient Profiling System Launched By Food Officials in UK
2. New Oat And Soy-Based Fat Replacer Launched
3. Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico
4. Action Plan Against Drug Deaths Launched
5. New Fund Launched To Help HIV Positive Women
6. Use Of Viread Spreads As New Anti-AIDS Site Is Launched
7. Erectile Dysfunction Drug Viagra Launched In India By Pfizer
8. Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester
9. Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester
10. Stroke Awareness Campaign Launched In Indian State
11. Cancer Cover Insurance “The Big V” Is Launched In U.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has ... succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the ... at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ... on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many ... dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the ... 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader ... been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ... the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ... PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... insurance regulations. ... get a flu shot is by the end of October, according to ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: