The Male Fertility Test Includes:
- A testing device
- Four (4) sperm count tests
- Semen sample collection cups
- Bonus 27 page “Man’s Guide to Reproductive Health”.
What is Male Fertility?
Male fertility is complicated. Basically, fertility is a comprehensive description of a man’s ability to conceive a child. Having an adequate amount of sperm, sperm being produced properly, and the ability of sperm to move properly to reach the egg are a few of the factors that affect fertility. A man is considered to be infertile when these factors fall below optimal levels. There may be no other obvious signs and symptoms.
Do I really need to test my sperm count?
Sperm count is an important factor in a man’s fertility status as well as his general health. This test is intended for men to conveniently and routinely test this important health parameter. Recent studies from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine show evidence that men’s sperm counts are in deep, global decline. In truth, the average sperm count is dropping 1.4% per year, with no indicators of stabilizing. This means the majority of men are facing a suboptimal sperm count. This means it may take many men much longer to conceive than their forefathers. With this screening test, you will see where you stand and learn how best to take control of your fertility.
What is the Trak Male Fertility Testing System?
The test is an FDA-cleared diagnostic system for measuring sperm count in the comfort and privacy of home. There is no need to mail in a sample. For maximum convenience, the Trak System includes an instrument (the Trak Engine), disposable cartridges (the Trak Props), and everything else you need for self-testing sperm count and semen volume at home. Additionally, the free Trak Mobile App, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, provides digital tools to help you log and understand your results and get personalized recommendations to take control of your reproductive health and improve your chances of conception
Is the Trak Male Fertility Testing System Accurate?
In a word: “yes!” The sperm count and semen volume tests have been shown to be as accurate as standard laboratory tests. The proprietary Trak system is engineered to provide the most precise sperm count measurement available.
How many times do I need to test?
Each kit comes with four (4) tests, and refill packs are available so that you can see changes over time. Your sperm count can change daily, weekly, and monthly due to changes in your health, lifestyle, and the world around you. To get the most accurate benchmark results, we recommend testing twice to establish a baseline for measuring progress. After that, you should test at least monthly outside of your partner’s fertile window (the six-day interval when pregnancy can occur, ending on her ovulation day).
In many cases, men start to see results starting after one month. That said, be aware that it takes sperm a while to fully develop. It may take two months or longer to see meaningful concentration changes after implementing health and lifestyle changes.
Has the Trak Test been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
The Trak Male Fertility Testing System is an FDA-Cleared medical device.The testing went through rigorous studies and examinations before being cleared for market to ensure our product is safe and effective to meet your fertility testing needs.
How long does this test take?
The test is fast and easy. After you’ve collected your sample and loaded it into the Trak Prop (testing strip), the Trak Engine will spin for approximately 6 minutes to read your results. The entire process should take approximately 45 minutes from start to finish.
Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?
You will first need to refrain from ejaculating for at least two (2) days and no longer than 11 days prior to collection. To better grasp the factors that may affect fertility, it is recommended that you write down symptoms you’re experiencing (if any), and any major stressors or life changes you are currently undergoing. Ask you family if there is a history of reproductive problems. Lastly, list all medications, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, recreational drugs, etc. that you have been using.
What do the results mean?
The results indicate the amount of sperm that is present as:
- Optimal; Sperm concentration above 55M/mL
- Moderate; Sperm concentration between 55M/mL and 15M/mL
- Low; Sperm concentration below 15M/mL
Studies show that statistically, partners of men with higher sperm concentrations conceive faster. When your sperm concentration is high enough (optimal), you’re likely to have enough quality sperm to overcome any abnormalities in other sperm parameters. This can include poor motility or morphology, referring to the size and shape of sperm. These factors may put you at higher risk for infertility. Men with a low sperm concentration are at a high risk for infertility. In this case, it is recommended that you see a healthcare provider who may further perform diagnostic tests that assess other parameters affecting your fertility.