Fertility Tests

Fertility tests and products


FSH tests
Ovulation tests
Pregnancy tests
Fertilcount male fertility test
Zestica vaginal lubricant

Tests are available to determine the fertility of both men and women. Both our standard and delux artificial insemination kits contain the following female fertility tests and pregnancy tests:

FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
Ovulation test (luteinizing hormone)
Pregnancy test (human chorionic gonadtrophin hormone)

Male fertility can be assessed using our Fertilcount Male Fertility Test (male sperm-count test)

Our Deluxe insemination kit contains Zestica Vaginal Lubrication (provides optimal sperm environment)

FSH
A womans fertility starts to decline after the age of 30. Rising levels of the hormone FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) tend to be associated with reduced fertility. This test is especially useful for women with irregular periods and for women over the age of 30. 2 tests are included and if both tests are positive it is an indicator of reduced fertility. A negative test result is good news but is not a guarantee of fertility. A positive result suggests fertility is reduced and we recommend that you see your doctor to discuss the results and perhaps have further tests.

It is recommended that this test is performed on the first morning urine as it contains the highests levels of FSH. Testing at any other time of the day may give false negative test results. Read all instructions carefully before performing the test.

Ovulation tests
These help predict the time of ovulation and peak fertility. It is during this fertile time that pregnancy is most likely to occur. Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. In order for pregnancy to occur, the egg must be fertilised by the sperm within 24 hours after its release. Immediately prior to ovulation , the body produces a large amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) which triggers the release of the egg from the ovary. This 'LH' surge usually takes place mid-cycle. There are 6 ultra sensivitive 20mIU ovulation tests contained within each insemination kit, one test is performed daily mid-cycle, in order to detect the correct day of ovulation. 

Pregnancy tests
When you are actively trying for a baby, you want to know as soon as possible if you are pregnant or not. Thats why we use 10 mIU Ultra Sensitive Pregnancy Tests, which are included in both the standard and delux insemination kits. Unlike standard pregnancy tests these can be used 4 days before your first day of your missed period. All pregnancy tests look for the presence of HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) in human urine. It is this hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy, the further along the pregnancy, the higher the levels of HCG in your urine. These pregnancy tests are also used by the NHS.

Features:
  • Results in just 1 minute
  • Test can give positive result as early as 7-10 days after conception
  • 99% accurate
Fertilcount sperm count test

Fertilcount male fertility test
This male fertility test is a simple sperm-count test that can be performed in the comfort of the home. Fertility problems on men contribute at least 40% of all infertility problems and many men resist being tested out of embarrassment. Just collect a fresh sample of semen and perform a simple home test. A note about lifestyle: if you have taken body building drugs, excessive alcohol, smoke heaviliy, sit for long periods of time, or work with certain chemicals we recommend undertaking a male fertility test.

Features:

  • 2 male tests per pack
  • Easy home use
  • Results ready in 15 minutes
  • 97% accurate
Buy Fertilcount male fertility test
 


Zestica vaginal lubricant

Zestica's 'fertility friendly' intimate moisturiser that mimics natural body secretions to relieve vaginal dryness while providing an optimal sperm environment. Zestica's moisture is delivered in a fluid with the same pH and osmolarity as semen and fertile cervical mucus, so as not to harm sperm, and be mild to a woman's body. Zestica has been fully clinically tested.

Our Deluxe insemination kit contains 3 Zestica lubricant applicators, for use with the vaginal speculums provided, to give the best possible chance of conception.