FertilTests is a combination pack of our FertilCount and FertilCheck home tests for male and females. These simple to use screening tests enable couples to determine if it is possible they have reduced fertility.
• Detecting in men whether sperm concentration is below or above the minimum fertility standard of 15 million per ml, established by the World Health Organisation (FertilCount).
• Detecting in women raised levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) in urine - an indication of reduced ovarian reserve (FertilCheck).
FertilTests allow couples to test their fertility potential privately and discreetly in the comfort 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.
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.