Are you and your partner excited to get started on the path to parenthood, or maybe stressed because you’re having trouble conceiving? While everyone hopes to get pregnant quickly and easily after ‘pulling the goalie’, 1 in 8 couples will have difficulty, and over 50% of the time sperm contributes to that difficulty. Kind at Home’s Sperm Test will help you understand where you’re starting, if you should be on a shorter timeline for trying, and if there’s room for improvement (yes, it’s is a medical problem, and we can improve sperm with appropriate treatment!). If you are ready to be proactive about your reproductive health, and set yourself and your partner up for success, this is the place to start.

First a note on fertility testing: the Kindbody Sperm Test is a screening test – meaning it is used to determine if there are indications of decreased fertility. If you have an abnormal result, then we recommend a formal Semen Analysis which is a diagnostic test and a Male Fertility Workup with a Reproductive Urologist to put all the pieces together and determine next steps.

The Kindbody At-Home Sperm Test gives you an idea of your baseline fertility. After completing the at home test, you will receive your Motile Sperm Concentration (MSC) which is the number of moving sperm in 1mL of ejaculate.  

Sperm = the actual swimmers that cause pregnancy.

Ejaculate = the liquid ‘stuff’ that comes out when you orgasm.  

The normal value is based on the World Health Organization Reference ranges and a MSC above 6 million/mL is considered moderate/normal while a MSC below 6 million/mL is considered low. A low MSC should prompt further evaluation.

Keep in mind, if you have already been trying for 6-12 months (even with a normal sperm test) you should consider a formal Semen Analysis and Male Fertility Workup. It is very common to have an abnormal semen test, it’s a prevalent medical condition, and the good news is there are treatments to fix it!  A formal Semen Analysis and Male Fertility workup up will identify underlying causes for an abnormal test, and a Reproductive Urologist will create a personalized treatment plan to fix or reverse those factors to help you and your partner get pregnant as quickly and easily as possible.

Dr. Kelly Walker
Dr. Kelly Walker
Dr. Walker graduated from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, completed her Urology residency at University of California San Francisco, and her fellowship in male fertility and microsurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Walker also received her MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Her research focuses on quality improvement and tele-health to deliver exceptional male fertility care.