New Home Diagnostic Kit Tests Male Infertility

By Levy, Sandra | Drug Topics, November 4, 2002 | Go to article overview

New Home Diagnostic Kit Tests Male Infertility


Levy, Sandra, Drug Topics


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Couples who are having difficulty conceiving a child may wonder if a low sperm count is contributing to the problem. Men can now test their sperm concentration in the privacy of their home, thanks to the babystart FertilMARQ. The Food & Drug Administration-approved home diagnostic male infertility test is making its debut from Lake Consumer Products, Vernon Hills, Ill. The firm claims this is the first FDA approved home diagnostic test to assess sperm concentration.

According to Gary Burns, president/CEO of Lake Consumer Products, there are approximately 6.1 million people in the United States who are affected by infertility. "Forty percent of all infertility cases are the result of a problem with the male, another 40% are the result of a problem with the female, and the remaining 20% of infertility cases are either caused by problems in both partners or cannot be explained," he said.

The FertilMARQ package contains two tests to evaluate two separate semen samples. The kit includes an instruction pamphlet available in English and Spanish. There is also a "test results" form to present to a fertility specialist, if the results indicate a possible problem.

To use FertilMARQ, a man collects a semen sample and places it in a cup that is provided in the kit, where the semen will liquefy. After waiting 15 minutes, he adds the sample and a solution to a well in a test cassette. By comparing the color result in the test well to a standard reference color that is blue, a couple can determine if the sperm concentration meets the minimum fertility requirement of 20 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate, a guideline established by the World Health Organization (WHO). …

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