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FertilitySCORE® kit

Hometest for male fertility potential

Infertility affects approximately 10-15% of couples of reproductive age and 40-50% of infertility is due to problems with sperm.
The FertilitySCORE® Kit allows the user to determine at his own home if a sperm sample has normal or less than normal activity. Normal activity is associated with a better chance for pregnancy.

The FertilitySCORE® kit is based on the principle that metabolically active spermatozoa will chemicaly change the structure of a color dye, resulting in a marked colour change of the dye from dark blue to pink.
If the color match is in the "Positive" group there is an 86% chance that sperm activity is normal (20 million or more active sperm per milliliter of fluid) and fertility potential is good. This does not guarantee that a pregnancy will occur because many factors, both male and female, affect fertility.
If the color match is in the "Negative" group there is an 86% chance that the sperm activity is below normal (less than 20 million active sperm per milliliter of fluid). Pregnancy is less likely but certainly not impossible. A physician should be consulted.
Each kit contains materials for 2 test. Contact us for more information on how to order this product in your region.

The FertilitySCORE® test has been CE marked according to the specifications set forth in the European Medical Device Directive 98/79/EC.

Product order codes

FS FertilitySCORE kit - 2 tests


Literature


     Mahmoud A., Schoonjans F., Andreou L., De Clercq N., Comhaire F., Fertility score: Een testkit voor sperma-analyse thuis, Tijdschrift voor geneeskunde (1994),Vol.50,No.11,pp.914-916


Background information


     Fuse H., Ohta S., Katayama T., Varicocelectomy: changes in Resazurin Reduction test, Arch Androl (1993),Vol.31,pp.49-54

     Glass R.H., Ericsson S.A., Ericsson R.J., Drouin M.T., Marcoux L.J., Sullivan H., The resazurin reduction test provides an assessment of sperm activity, Fertil Steril (1991),Vol.56,pp.743-746

     Mahmoud A.M., Comhaire F.H., Vermeulen L., Andreou E., Comparison of the resazurin test, adenosine triphosphate in semen, and various sperm parameters, Hum Reprod (1994),Vol.9,pp.1688-1693

     Reddy K.V., Bordekar A.D., Spectrophotometric analysis of resazurin reduction test and semen quality in men, Indian J Exp Biol (1999),Vol.7,No.8,pp.782-786

     Reddy K.V., Meherji P.K., Gokral J.S., Shahani S.K., Resazurin reduction test to evaluate semen quality, Indian J Exp Biol (1997),Vol.35,pp.369-373

     Zalata A.A., Hafez T., Mahmoud A., Comhaire F.H., Relationship between resazurin reduction test, reactive oxygen species generation, and gamma-glutamyltransferase, Hum Reprod (1995),Vol.10,pp.1136-1140

     Zalata A.A., Lammertijn N., Christophe A., Comhaire F.H., The correlates and alleged biochemical background of the resazurin reduction test in semen, Int J Androl (1998),Vol.21,pp.289-294

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