FAQs on SwimCount's male fertility test

How does the SwimCount Test work?
    • There are three chambers in the device. Only motile sperm cells can swim from chamber no. 1 (Sample Chamber) into chamber no. 2 (Separation Chamber). The motile sperm cells get stained with a dye in chamber no. 2, which produces the colour in chamber no. 3 (Detection and Result Window). The more motile sperm cells in the semen sample, the darker the colour in the Detection and Result Window.

      How do I use the SwimCount Test?
        • Please watch the video below with Instructions For Use:

        • You can also download the full Instructions For Use here.

           

          How do I read the result?

           

          How accurate is SwimCount?

          • SwimCount has a sensitivity of 96% and specificity of 91%. This means that if the test shows that your sperm have more than 5 million motile sperm cells, it is 96% likely that the test result is correct. If the test shows that your sperm have less than 5 million motile sperm cells per ml., it is 91% likely that the result is correct.

           

          Has SwimCount been approved by authorities?

            • Yes, SwimCount has as of 29th May 2015 been granted the CE certificate for sales in the entire European Union. The certificate is issued by The British Standards Institution. SwimCount has not yet been approved by the FDA for sales in the U.S.

             

            Why is SwimCount better than the other test kits already available on the market?

              • SwimCount is the only home test able to measure the concentration of progressive motile sperm cells which are necessary to make a woman pregnant.

               

              Has SwimCount been approved by authorities?

                • Yes, SwimCount has as of 29th May 2015 been granted the CE certificate for sales in the entire European Union. The certificate is issued by The British Standards Institution. SwimCount has not yet been approved by the FDA for sales in the U.S.

                 

                Are there any factors, I should be aware of, that can destroy the test result?

                • Yes, the following can destroy the result:
                • Making the test too close after the last time ejaculation.
                • If there is not exactly 0,5 ml. of the semen sample collected in the syringe.
                • Not keeping the device steady on a horizontal surface throughout the test.
                • If there are bubbles in the sperm when put into the device.
                • If the device is shaken.

                 

                How long time will the result be staying in the device?

                • The test result must be read within 5 minutes after pulling back the slider. The result might be biased if left for too long. It is recommended to take a picture for documentation within 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, the test result will not be valid.

                 

                Is there anything I can do to improve my sperm motility count?

                • The following may help to improve your sperm quality:
                • Stop taking anabolic steroids. Male fertility often returns to normal once use of steroids is discontinued. But do not stop taking any prescribed medication without consulting your doctor.
                • Take showers instead of hot baths. Long, hot baths may impact your sperm quality.
                • It is always worth taking care of yourself and factors like eating healthy, exercising regularly, quit smoking and reducing alcohol consumption will improve your health.

                 

                If you have any further questions, please contact us at info@swimcount.com