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Are over-the-counter male fertility test accurate?

It depends

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The OTC tests are a decent screening test for fertility problems, but predicting pregnancy rates off a test result is not yet possible. If you suspect there is a fertility problem, get an expert's advice.
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Is the otc male fertility test accurate?

Yes. Not a full test

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The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called SpermCheck and tests only sperm count (concentration): low or normal. Accuracy is OK. A full Semen Analysis (SA) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. The home test is better than nothing but is not a full SA test
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What does a male fertility test consist of?

Semen analysis

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Males are tested with semen analysis,or sperm count. A semen sample is collected and evaluated under a micorscope for number of sperm, as well as motility and shape (morphology.)
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How can I get a fertility test if I am a male?

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Please see the Urologist - they will evaluate you.
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How does one give a semen sample for a male fertility test?

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Most times you give a sample by masturbation - fertility clinics have private collection rooms. For men unwilling/unable to collect in office, many clinics will allow you to collect at home in a container they provide then bring it in within 45-60 mins, keeping the cup at body temperature. Some guys can only ejaculate with intercourse; a nontoxic condom can be used to collect but it's not ideal.
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Will drinking alcohol before a male fertility test affect the result?

Not usually

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I suppose a major binge might have an effect, but light alcohol use probably not.
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Dr. PAUL EUN answered:

Where can i get a male fertility test done to check for sperm motility?

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Your doctor has to order this test. It is usually obtained by masturbation in the laboratory.
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Dr. Jesse N. Mills answered:

Does drinking alcohol before taking a male fertility test change the result?

Maybe

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Only if the man is binge drinking. One study from Brazil reports that drinking greater than five drinks at one setting once a week or more frequently can impair sperm quality.
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How much does it cost at obgyn for a male to get a fertility test if I don't have insurance?

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Hard to tell what an obgyn would charge, but I would recommend that you go to a community health center that offer discount testing. As a male, you may need a sperm test that doesn't require an OBGYN to order.
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Is there a home fertility test for men?

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The over-the-counter fertility test for men is called SpermCheck and tests if a man's sperm count (concentration) is low or normal. A full Semen Analysis (SA) through a fertility clinic looks at sperm count as well as motility (% that are moving) and morphology (% of normal-shaped sperm). Some clinics test sperm antibodies too. So the home test is better than nothing but not as good as a full SA
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