How to Get a Fertility Test Done at Home

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Fertility tests are often linked with stress and a trip or two to your doctor. But with technological advancements in fertility testing, you can easily solve both these problems. Get a test done right in the comfort of your home minus the stress. Find out how to use home fertility tests below.

Instructions
1. Some fertility tests only contain a test for men, whereas some new and advanced kits contain tests for both men as well as women. The first step involves getting a kit that meets your needs. If you want a fertility test for both men as well as women, there is one CE approved test for home use.

2. This test is proven to be correct 97 percent of times for men and 99 percent of times for women. So, the home fertility tests are almost as good as clinical fertility tests.

Fertility Test for Men
1. You can test male fertility by collecting your sperm sample in a special cup that comes in the kit itself. Draw your semen with a dropper and drop it in a test cassette. Wait for fifteen minutes and then add a blue-colored solution to it.

2. Now you will see a staining or change in color of your sperm. Compare this color with the color chart provided in the kit for reference. If your sperm count is more than 20 million per milliliter, you will see a blue color. If lesser than that, the color will be towards light blue.

3. Blue color means that your results are positive and you’re fertile whereas light blue color indicates low sperm count. If your sperm count is low, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

Fertility Test for Women
1. In case of women, the Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH) are measured and whether your hormone levels are enough or low is indicated on the test wand as positive or negative.

2. It is very simple to use home fertility test for women. All you have to do is remove the test cap and hold the absorbent tip in your urine stream, the first time you urinate that day. Also remember, you must do it on the third day of your period.

3. It is important to hold the test wand for at least ten seconds in the urine flow to get results.

4. You will have to wait for thirty minutes to get results. Lines that appear on the test wand show whether your FSH levels are normal or too low making it difficult for you to conceive.

5. Negative results in two consecutive tests is an indication of fertility problems. Consult a doctor for advice and fertility treatment.

Tips and warnings
- Always follow the instructions provided in the manual completely.

- If women don’t remember to use the test wand during their first urination in the morning, they shouldn’t take the test that day.

- If you are unsure about the results, take a fertility test in a clinic for a second opinion.

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