The Sperm Concentration Rapid Test is biochemical assay for in vitro qualitative estimation of sperm concentration in human semen as an auxiliary aid in clinical diagnosis of the infertility and/or pregnancy planning by self-evaluation of sperm concentration above or below the required concentration for successful pregnancy.
This product uses the inert glass fiber membrane with high water absorption and the pore size of less than 0.5μm to filter the semen. Sperm cells are trapped on the surface of the first layer of the membrane, and staining solution is used that can dye sperm cells. The darker the colour of Well A, the higher the sperm concentration. If the color of test well A is lighter than the standard color of reference Well B, it means that the concentration of sperm is less than 15 million/ml. If the color of test well A is darker than the standard color of reference Well B, it means that the sperm concentration is greater than 15 million/ml. Sperm concentration of 15 million/ml is the minimum expected sperm concentration level for pregnancy.
This kit is designed to be used for in vitro qualitative estimation of the sperm concentration of human semen. Essentially this means the test will determine if the number of sperms is at an adequate level for conception to occur with sexual intercourse, subject to female partner’s ovulation in time. A low sperm concentration would indicate less likelihood of conception. It would be advisable to see your medical professional who can advise what can be done to improve the sperm concentration.
Before testing, read the instructions completely carefully and completely.
- Remove the test panel from the foil pouch and lay it horizontally on a flat surface. Using the pipette provided in the foil pouch, dispense one drop of semen into Sample Well marked “A”.
- Once the semen is soaked into Well “A”, add three drops of the blue staining solution to Test Well “A”. Let it soak for 1-2 minutes.
- Now add two drops of the transparent washing solution to Test Well “A”, and let it soak for 1-2 minutes, and then read the results immediately.
- 4. Read the color of Test Well “A”, comparing the color of Test Well A to Reference Well B. The darker the color of Well A, the higher the sperm concentration.