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05 June 2007

New at-home fertility test

The first at-home fertility screening test for men and women went on sale in the United States on Monday.

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The first at-home fertility screening test for men and women went on sale in the United States on Monday.

The test, called Fertell, allows couples to assess key elements of both male and female fertility with 95 percent accuracy, according to maker Genosis, Inc. The test can be purchased over-the-counter at CVS, Longs drug stores, as well as online, the company said.

The male portion of the test measures the concentration of motile sperm, a key indicator of sperm health. Results are available within 80 minutes. The female portion checks follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in a woman's urine on the third day of her menstrual cycle.

FSH is a key indicator of ovarian reserve, a measure of the age of a woman's ovaries and their ability to respond to FSH in order to produce eggs that can be fertilised, Genosis said. The results of the female test can be available in 30 minutes. – (HealthDayNews)

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