Testing Sperm at Home: The Latest Infertility Trend
For some men, it's an attractive option—sperm testing in the privacy of one's own home. Forget the anxiety about being able to produce a sample under the harsh fluorescent lighting of a public men's room. No awkward passing of the sterile container—empty or full—between patient and clinic staff. In 30 minutes or less, a man can find out whether his sperm count is low or be reassured that it's normal.
@anjali-1 Most home sperm tests are basic measures of sperm count (and in some cases, sperm motility) but give no information on sperm morphology or other biochemical characteristics. Several home-based tests to date have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Some are single-use test kits containing the supplies to collect semen, prepare it, and transfer it to a test strip. Others are smartphone-based technologies that include microscopes that work in tandem with a phone or tablet's camera. Costs range from about $25 to $90.