Post link 11 February 2016, 0:39
'World first' home sperm testing kit will measure count AND the quality of semen samples
Until now, self tests only indicated sperm count - ignoring the importance of semen quality, which could leave some men are falsely reassured

13:37, 10 FEB 2016 BY OWEN HUGHES

http://www.mastakongo.com/news/images/Articles_photo/2016/February/fertility-kit-for-men.jpgA 'world first' men’s home sperm test kit which measures quality as well as count has been launched in the UK.

For many men, having to attend a fertility clinic produce a semen sample on the spot can be embarrassing.

As as a result, some choose to buy home test kits.

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Until now, these self tests have only indicated the sperm count - ignoring the importance of sperm quality, which could mean that some men are falsely reassured.

But IVF experts from Motility Count, Denmark, have developed a simple and reliable, home test kit called SwimCount that not only indicates the sperm count but also shows whether these sperm are good swimmers.

This has now been taken on in the UK by JRBiomedical Ltd, based in Llandudno Junction, North Wales.

http://www.mastakongo.com/news/images/Articles_photo/2016/February/Sperm.jpgHealth: The test shows whether these sperm are good swimmers

Dr John Rees, managing director, told the Daily Post: “In November 2014 I became aware that there was a Danish biotech working on a new type of male fertility home test that would be complete in 2015.

“It is rare to come across truly innovative products in this sector so I contacted them and visited their company in Copenhagen last year.

“Following registration of the product as a medical device we were then appointed by the Danes to launch SwimCount in the UK.

http://www.mastakongo.com/news/images/Articles_photo/2016/February/Swimcount.jpgChecked: The 'simple and reliable' home test kit is called lled SwimCount

“The product will initially be available direct from us in North Wales through our website - the technology is quite new and the website allows us to provide help and advice to help use the test and interpret the results with confidence.

“SwimCount will be rolled out through pharmacies this year.

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“The key benefit of SwimCount compared to other tests is that it provides a measure of motile sperm (good swimmers) rather than just a sperm count which can overestimate a man’s fertility and provide a false sense of reassurance that all is OK.”

http://www.mastakongo.com/news/images/Articles_photo/2016/February/Sperm-being-analysed-for-mobility-through-a-microscope.jpg
Sperm being analysed for mobility through a microscope World first: It is "rare to come across truly innovative products in this sector"


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