Sunday, March 27, 2016

Soon using self test kits check your fertility status at home

With recent reported incidents of increase in infertility, self test kits have been introduced for both men and women by National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai (NIRRH).

Using these simple kits couples can check on their individual fertility status. A man can check his fertility status, while women can use Urine based diagnostic kits for fertility assessment.

This apart, Chlamydia Trachomatis diagnosis kit is helpful for the detection of infection in preventing gynecological complications such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory diseases and repeated pregnancy loss. The test requires only one time training, takes two hours for the results and is cost effective.

NIRRH Scientist Dr Vikranth said: 'There are many individuals who hesitant to seek treatment from physicians, particularly men. Whereas using this indigenous kits the couple will benefit immensely. The kits are user friendly and results will be available within few hour. All the three kits will be launched in coming months with a price tag that is within the reach of the ordinary man.'

How it works

* An individual in the privacy of his home can at least perliminarly assess the quality of his sperm. This home text indicates the quality of sperm to seek medical attention. A visual change in the color from blue -purple – pink depending on the quality of the sperm in the semen sample they can know the quality of sperm. Six colour ranging from dark purple to dark blue indicate a negative reaction and the other eight colours ranging from pink to red violet are considered positive.
* Chlamydia Trachomatis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection which causes infertility, ectopic pregnancy if not diagnosed or treated.
This infection is mostly asymptomatic, hence its detection is important. The technology further can be applied to detect the causes of conjunctivitis and pneumonia in infected infants, born to infected mother.
* Urine based diagnostic kits for fertility assessment is very easy. Women using the urine samples can easily assess the fertility level. The kits also can be used for monitoring corrective intervention in infertility and retrieval of pre-ovaluatory oocytes in IVF programmes.
Soon for detection of pathogens, a PCR based diagnostic kit will also be launched.

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