Sperm concentration is one of the primary factors used by doctors to diagnose male infertility. There are many reasons why a man may be infertile, the most common being abnormally low production of viable sperm cells. Other reasons may include overproduction of inactive, weak or deformed sperm cells, high concentrations of other cells in the ejaculate that interfere with fertilization, or other physiological factors. Up to 15% of couples suffer from infertility, which is defined as the failure to conceive after one year of unprotected, well-timed intercourse. Male infertility is the primary cause in 40% of couples struggling with infertility problems. The Newfoundland Male Fertility Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of the acrosomal protein SP-10 in human ejaculate to estimate sperm concentration.
- Detection limit of sperm in ejaculate - 15 million/mL
- Result in only 5 minutes