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REVIEW  HOT TOPICS IN MALE INFERTILITY 

Panminerva Medica 2019 June;61(2):104-7

DOI: 10.23736/S0031-0808.18.03533-4

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Smartphone-based home screening tests for male infertility

Sarah C. VIJ 1 , Manesh K. PANNER SELVAM 2, Ashok AGARWAL 2

1 Department of Urology, Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA; 2 American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA



Diagnostic testing for male infertility has traditionally been limited to andrology labs. The advent of home-based semen testing has the potential to allow patients to perform testing in the comfort of their home and screen those who need a formal evaluation. An extensive review of the literature was performed. There are several FDA-approved devices for home semen testing. The mechanism of the test and the results provided differ by test. The existing tests are limited in their diagnostic capabilities but may fill a niche for men who do not have access to andrology lab testing or prefer home testing.


KEY WORDS: Semen analysis - Smartphone - Infertility, male

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