The ExSeed home sperm test is a revolutionary way to test the health of your sperm in the comfort of your own home. With this clever device, you can find out how healthy your sperm cells are and what you can do to boost your chances of conceiving.
How does ExSeed work?
The ExSeed home sperm test kit contains everything you will need to test your sperm from collection cups to glass slides. To guide you through the process, ExSeed have created a mobile app which you will need to download before you get started.
Firstly you will need to provide a semen sample in the collection cup provided and wait for 15 minutes until it is the correct consistency for testing. Then rotate the specially designed lid of the cup to mix your sample. The measuring scale on the collection cup helps you to read your semen volume, which will need to be entered into the ExSeed app for a thorough analysis.
The next step requires you to transfer a small amount of the collected semen onto the glass slide using the pipette provided- sounds complicated but the ExSeed equipment is cleverly designed to make this as easy as possible. You then pop the slide into the ExSeed device and you”re ready for the fun part!
Follow the instructions on the ExSeed app to turn your mobile phone into a microscope to actually see your sperm cells. The app will also help you record a video of your swimmers in action for analysis.
What does ExSeed measure?
ExSeed analyses your sperm cells and provides you with a Semen Quality Score based on your Total Motile Sperm Count. This is a reliable indicator of the chances of your sperm cells being able to successfully fertilise an egg.
The Semen Quality Score combines measurements of your sperm cell concentration (the number of sperm cells per millilitre of semen), sperm motility (how well the sperm can swim) and semen volume. ExSeed measures more markers of sperm health than many other home sperm tests available on the market.
By summarising all this information into one score, you can see whether the health of your sperm is low, moderate or optimal. ExSeed also provides you with tailored advice on how to improve the health of your sperm through lifestyle changes and a customised plan based on your sperm test results.
Sperm Test Results
How accurate is ExSeed?
The ExSeed home sperm test uses microscopy to analyse your sperm cells. Microscopy is the gold standard method of analysing sperm cells and it is currently used in fertility clinics and labs. ExSeed have rigorously tested their home sperm tests and they state that their results are just as accurate as laboratory tests.
The ExSeed home sperm test is also officially certified as a medical device and it is a reliable and accurate way to test your sperm cells. If you are unsure about the accuracy of your results you can share the video of your sperm cells with your fertility doctor for a second opinion. You can also contact ExSeed”s support team who are on hand to answer your questions via the ExSeed app or website.
Is my privacy protected?
ExSeed guarantees complete data privacy. ExSeed does not store any of your personal information and they do not sell your data.
How much does ExSeed cost?
The ExSeed home sperm test kit costs £74.99 for two tests or £149.99 for five tests here. The good news is that the ExSeed home sperm test device itself is reusable for as many times as you need, but you will need to buy refill packs for the rest of the equipment that you need for an accurate test. The refill kit costs £79.99 for five tests.
The kits are more expensive than the majority of other home sperm tests available on the market. But you cannot underestimate the importance of accurate and reliable results which ExSeed delivers, unlike many cheaper tests. If you are using ExSeed as a way to monitor your sperm health over a period of months or years, the tests become more cost effective at £16 per test for the five test refill kits.
The ExSeed home sperm test is a clever way to test the health of your sperm without the inconvenience and discomfort of going to a fertility clinic. ExSeed is more expensive than many other home sperm tests. However ExSeed is reusable with refill kits and the results are accurate and reliable.
Furthermore ExSeed is one of the few revolutionary new products available on the market which measures your Total Motile Sperm Count. This is a highly accurate marker of fertility which is worth the price tag. It is also worth bearing in mind that fertility clinic investigations and treatments will be costly too therefore ExSeed is a cheaper way to start monitoring your fertility.
Use ExSeed if you have been trying to conceive naturally without success for six months. This will give you an insight into whether your sperm cells are as healthy as possible. This also gives you time to improve your lifestyle based on the results before seeking medical advice, which is recommended after you have been trying to conceive for one year. You can share the results and video from ExSeed with your fertility doctor.
As soon as you decide to start trying for a baby, think about your lifestyle and what you can do to improve it. Your sperm will improve if you eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, exercise regularly and stop smoking. This will give your sperm the best possible chance from the start.
Dr. Jones is an experienced consultant in assisted reproduction.
He has worked as a Fertility specialist at Kingston Hospital Assisted Conception and nearly 10 years experience of working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology across hospitals in the UK.
He completed his Masters in Assisted Reproduction Technology and then his PhD, from Imperial College London. Dr. Jones main areas of interest are Single Embryo Transfer, Endometriosis, PCOS and Implantation failure in IVF patients. He is a member of the British Fertility Society and an associate member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.