Swimcount Sperm Quality (Motility) Home Test
What will it help you with?
As many as one in five healthy young men has an abnormal sperm quality.
Poor sperm quality is a key factor behind the problems many couples experience when trying to conceive. Since it can be inconvenient and embarrassing to visit a hospital or fertility clinic to get tested, many men choose to buy at-home sperm tests. However, the existing home tests do not accurately assess male fertility since they only measure sperm count and not sperm quality. SwimCount is the first home test which allows you to get a reliable answer about your chances of making a woman pregnant. SwimCount works by measuring your sperm cells' ability to swim, which is a key factor in achieving pregnancy. Our goal has never been to replace the full evaluation of male fertility that has to be performed by fertility/andrology professionals. Any abnormal result will have to be further analysed by a professional, but SwimCount can enable you to get an easy and reliable answer which could avoid you to do any embarrassing and inconvenient further testing if not necessary.
Who is it for?
Men wanting to check their sperm motility or women wanting to encourage their partner’s to check their sperm motility. As well as sperm count the first step to conceiving.
What does it Do?
Thanks to patented technology, SwimCount is a reliable easy-to-use home test kit for men that measures sperm quality - and all in the privacy of your own home! SwimCount measures the concentration of sperm in your ejaculate that can swim (known as motile sperm).
Just add the sperm sample to the device. Within 30 minutes the colour indicates whether the motile sperm quantity is above or below the WHO threshold for normal sperm (5 million motile sperms per milliliter). SwimCount provides 96% accuracy (sensitivity) when comparing the results of SwimCount with that of microscopy.
If the test shows your motile sperm concentration is below the cut-off level for normal sperm quality, you should consult your doctor for further fertility testing.
Why should I use this?
Its important to understand the difference between Sperm (Quanitity) Count and Sperm (Quality) Motility and make sure that both tests are performed when testing Sperm.
Sperm quantity, or count, refers to the concentration of sperm in one milliliter of ejaculate and it is a standard part of a semen analysis.While the average sperm count in the Western world is between 20 and 40 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate, you are considered fertile if your sperm count is at least 15 million sperm cells per milliliter.
Sperm Motility or movement, refers to the ability of your sperm to move forward through the female reproductive tract into the fallopian tubes. A motility analysis is another parameter of a standard semen test and the results are presented as the percentage of sperm that are correctly swimming in a forward direction. A motility score of at least 50 percent indicates a healthy motility.