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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 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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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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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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Are accurate male fertility tests available over the counter?

None I know of

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The only real fertility test for men is a semen analysis which is a detailed look at the sperm and other cells in semen. It grades the sperm quality based on number, activity and shape. If the semen analysis is normal, there is no further testing necessary. When it is abnormal, a physical exam and some hormone tests are the next step.
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Dr. Paul J. Turek answered:

Are the male fertility blend vitamins available over the counter shown to help improve count & motility?

Yup.

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If you eat airport food or eat alot from a box, you should consider taking a male "prenatal." Here is one that I recommend: http://www.essbeg.com/forhim.htm
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Dr. Peter Horvath answered:

What are the tests for male fertility?

Semen Eval & bloods

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The basic test is the semen analysis which is typically collected by masturbation into a sterile cup. This is best done in a specialized reproductive lab, as commercially done analyses are often not very reliable. Hormonal evaluation of testicular and pituitary hormones is also done, and in many cases a special physical examination to evaluate the testicles and scrotal sac (for varicose veins).
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