Fertell Female & Male Fertility Tests

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Fertell: The First Home Fertility Testing Kit for Couples Now Available Over the Counter

December 29,2006 12:00 AM EST

Survey shows GPs welcome the launch of new testing kit set to help couples identify fertility problems.

Los Angeles, CA (FV Newswire) - Genosis plc has launched Fertell, the first home fertility testing kit for couples. Fertell, an over the counter kit containing both male and female fertility testing devices, will enable couples trying to conceive to identify fertility problems earlier. Fertell is available exclusively in Boots stores nationwide and in the Republic of Ireland.

Fertell provides couples with the ability to assess their fertility in their own home and then seek medical help if needed. The new kit, which is over 95 per cent accurate,1 will help ease the referral process by providing reassurance for couples or identifying problems which require further investigation.

The Fertell female fertility test measures ovarian reserve by detecting Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) levels in day three urine. The Fertell Male Fertility Test measures the concentration of motile sperm, a key indicator of sperm quality. In the past the technology used in these tests was only available in a laboratory. Fertell allows couples to use this technology in their own home.

Fertility issues affect one in seven couples in the UK and the total number of people with difficulty conceiving is estimated to be 1,750,000.2 Current guidelines governing referrals for fertility testing advise that GPs should recommend couples for investigation in certain circumstances. The guidelines state that people who have not conceived after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse should be offered further clinical investigation, but with many couples leaving it later in life to start a family, earlier detection of fertility issues may lead to higher rates of conception.

According to a recent survey, GPs are in favour of OTC fertility testing. Two-thirds of GPs polled stated that they would recommend a fertility testing kit to their patients.2 In addition, 87 per cent confirmed that they would refer couples on after problems identified with home testing.3

Commenting on Fertell, Dr Sarah Jarvis, a GP from Shepherds Bush, said, "Fertell will help streamline the referral process by providing a preliminary option for patients worried about conceiving. Until now, patients have needed to consult their GP in order to be referred for fertility testing -- now they can go to the pharmacy and use a kit in the privacy of their own home. If couples use Fertell, those who have a favourable result are reassured quickly and this may help in reducing unnecessary referrals."

She continued, "It should also help in early identification of couples who may have problems conceiving and enable them to have access to treatments to increase the likelihood of successful conception."

According to the GPs surveyed, and in line with recent statistics, a significant proportion of fertility problems are due to a male factor.3, 4 However, men are less likely to consult their GP than women.5 Fertell helps to overcome the problem of male reluctance to consult by offering a convenient way for men to test their fertility levels at home. If problems are identified using Fertell, men may be more willing to go to the GP for further investigation.

Genosis plc is a medical device company with innovative proprietary technology for the measurement of certain fertility issues.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Genosis unveils Fertell to American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Friday, 3rd November 2006 11:24

LONDON (AFX) - Genosis PLC said it received a positive response to its fertility home testing kit Fertell when it unveiled the product to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Genosis unveils Fertell to American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Friday, 3rd November 2006 11:24

LONDON (AFX) - Genosis PLC said it received a positive response to its fertility home testing kit Fertell when it unveiled the product to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Friday, August 18, 2006

First Male Fertility Home Test Set For Launch

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed the world’s first over the counter commercially available home fertility test for men. The device, which was developed in collaboration with London based medical devices company Genosis, is available to buy from January at Boots.

The Fertell test is designed to give couples trying to conceive early warning of any potential fertility problems. The new test measures the number of motile sperm and provides a result in around an hour.

The test works by forcing sperm to swim through a barrier, which mimics the female cervix. The device then measures the number of sperm, which swim beyond this point. By including a barrier, the device is able to accurately measure the concentration of active sperm, which is a key indicator of male fertility. If a high enough level of sperm is present in the sample a red line indicates a positive test.

During the study the team looked at samples from 150 subjects. The test provided an accurate result in 95% of cases, whether the original sample showed a negative or positive test result.

During the development of the test the research team analysed more than 3000 individual sperm samples.

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Fertell News Joins Technocrati

Thursday, August 17, 2006

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If you can not wait to for the Fertell test to arrive in the US, you can purchase the tests from the UK and have it shipped. Click Here or here

Fertell Home Test Coming to the USA

It been a longtime coming, but the Fertell Female Male Fertility tests is set to arrive the in the United States this fall. The tests have received FDA approval.