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Top 6 Fertility Tests to take at Home

There are plenty of options for fertility tests to take from the comfort of your own home. Which ones are the best, though?

April 12, 2021
Charlotte Pearse

Fertility tests and treatments can be both invasive and expensive when going to a doctor’s office, but luckily, there are lots of tests that you can take without having to leave the house. 

Especially with stay-at-home orders in place, these tests could be just what you need to find the answers to your fertility questions.

Below are listed some fertility tests that are commonly viewed as the best ones to take, each with their own advantages and drawbacks. Keep reading to find out which option would be a good fit for you!

Modern Fertility

With Modern Fertility, you take the fertility test at home and then send it to a doctor to review your results. Those results are designed to be personalized and accessible, and they’re based on a research study.

You order your Modern Fertility test online and follow the instructions to take a blood sample, then follow instructions and send that sample in the mail. You’ll receive a report on your levels of seven different fertility-related hormones, as well as your egg quality and ovulation window.

In addition to this information, you’ll also become part of an online community of other people who have taken the test, as well as a consulting conversation with a fertility nurse completely free with the $159 price of the test.

Stix Ovulation Tests

If you don’t need as much information and you want to save on money, Stix Ovulation Tests is an incredibly affordable option at only $43 for seven tests.

As the name might suggest, Stix simply requires you to pee on a stick, but this is no pregnancy test. After removing the cap and peeing on the test stick for at least 10 seconds, you should receive results in about 10 minutes. 

Stix will tell you if it detects a luteinizing hormone with 99% accuracy, and if it comes up negative, it means that you aren’t ovulating for the next 24-48 hours. Ovulation during that time frame is likely if the test ends up being positive.

LetsGetChecked

LetsGetChecked is another affordable option for a fertility test you can take at home, and one of the least expensive ones for testing blood out there.

You can order LetsGetChecked online, and when you receive the test you must collect a sample with a blood prick on the third day of your menstrual cycle. The turnaround from the laboratories— which are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited —to get your results is a mere 2-5 days.

An image of someone pricking their finger with a small, handheld device. There is a small dot of blood on their finger.
While you might associate blood tests with a needle, there are actually a lot of at-home fertility tests that revolve around testing blood, usually through pricking your finger in a method such as this. It’s not very painful, and it’s a simple process.

They offer a few different tests, all testing different types of hormones. The Progesterone Test costs $89, the Ovarian Reserve Test looks at anti-mullerian and costs $139, and the Female Hormone Test costs $129 and looks at prolactin, oestradiol, the follicle-stimulating hormone, and the luteinizing hormone. These prices can be reduced if you subscribe to the service, though!

Everlywell

Everlywell fertility tests typically have a very fast turnaround of just 1-2 business days after you mail them in, and the results are also very easy to understand, though they may be a bit broad, and your data is kept secure.

You can always go to a medical professional with any more detailed questions that you have, though.

Everlywell offers multiple different kinds of test, including ones for men as well as ones that test by saliva rather than blood, but the Women’s Fertility Test package, at $149 for one time use, examines estradiol, the luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and testosterone levels.

Your results will be rated as low, normal, or high.

Dadi

At home fertility tests aren’t just for women, and in fact there are several options for men, too!

An image of a man holding a baby wrapped in a blanket in front of a window. The sun is low in the sky, and the two have their foreheads pressed together.
It’s very possible that your trouble with fertility is the result of either person in your partnership, which means it could be an issue with infertile eggs or sperm. So, it’s important to consider both options for male and female at-home fertility tests.

One of the most popular of these options is the Dadi Fertility report. Though it’s range of pricing is fairly expensive, from $199 to $599, it’s still much cheaper than the amount that sperm banks charge to store sperm.

Dadi sends a temperature-controlled, easy to use sperm collection kit to you, and when you send it back to them you’ll receive a detailed report on the concentration, count, and motility of your sperm, among other things.

If your sperm are fertile, Dadi will store your sperm for an additional fee until you want to use it.

Fellow

Fellow is an affordable and straightforward option for male fertility tests, where you’ll receive your results after just 5 days. They also take customer security and privacy very seriously.

Fellow doesn’t store sperm, just tests the fertility of it at $189 per kit. Results will include information about the volume, concentration, motility, and morphology of sperm— all contributing factors to male fertility.

In addition, Fellow is the only mail-in fertility test company that operates its own CLIA-certified lab, which is recognized by the federal government for meeting all the necessary regulations.

A close-up image of a researcher wearing both safety goggles and a mask looking into a microscope.
All of these options for at home fertility tests have research practices that have been subject to careful review, and you can always look into their labs so that you feel safe and secure in the choice you’ve made and that your sample will be handled with care! 

After you receive your results, your sample will be destroyed to ensure that it never is used for any other purpose.

No matter what fertility test you or your partner decides is the best option for you, they can really provide some helpful insight into how successful your attempts to get pregnant will be, or explain why you haven’t had any luck with fertility so far.

They’re also a fantastic starting point to begin a conversation with your doctor about fertility or infertility.

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