Starting a family is an exciting life milestone. However, conceiving is not always an effortless process. Infertility affects an estimated 15% of couples around the world. Traditionally, when we think of infertility we are often quick to conclude the difficulties lie with the woman. However, men are responsible for 20 - 30% of infertility cases (contributing to 50% of cases overall). Although infertility can be caused by a variety of conditions, the quality of sperm is usually a major contributing factor to fertility.
Sperm testing is typically suggested when a couple experiences difficulties getting pregnant. The test helps a doctor determine if a low sperm count is an underlying concern impacting a man's fertility. Semen analysis, commonly referred to as a sperm count test, analyzes the health of a man’s sperm.
A sperm test examines three major markers of sperm health:
When it comes to infertility, the idea of taking time to drive into the doctor’s office for sperm testing can prove to be a daunting and even intimidating experience for some men. By leveraging the latest advances in innovative technologies, home sperm testing allows men to discreetly provide their sample for analysis in the comforts of their home.
So exactly how does it work? When you order your home test from Legacy, your Client Service Advisor (CSA) will provide you with a client id and coordinate with the nearest clinic to ship your Legacy kit. Once you make your sample in the provided collection cup, simply call our shipping partner or your CSA for collection. Your sample will remain viable for 48 hours, and once your sperm analysis is complete, within 24 hours you will receive a complete fertility analysis report to include sperm count, motility, and morphology.
Benefits of home sperm testing:
Starting a family is an exciting time in a couple’s life. The fertility specialists at Legacy provide couples with the most accurate and effective fertility treatment plans to help them on their path to conception. Leveraging the latest innovations and advances in scientific technology, our home sperm testing kits help men test their sperm within the comforts and privacy of their home. With a wide variety of fertility testing packages to choose from, Legacy makes it easy to test and store your semen sample. Using our sperm testing kit, we will identify opportunities to improve your sperm through personalized recommendations.
Contact a member of our fertility team to learn more.