The first smartphone-based male fertility test enters the Amazon marketplace making it easy for consumers to purchase an affordable, private and accurate home test
LOS ANGELES — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 21, 2017 — Medical Electronic Systems (MES), the gold standard in commercial grade automated semen analyzers, today announced the availability of the YO® Home Sperm Test, the first FDA cleared smartphone-based at-home male fertility test, on Amazon. The kit, which includes supplies to run two YO fertility tests, is available on Amazon US, UK and India.
At a time when male fertility rates are plummeting, the YO Home Sperm Test empowers men to take control of their own reproductive health by measuring their moving sperm with >97% accuracy and providing a clear video that allows remote diagnosis. Feedback from both users and MDs supports the fact that by using YO, men can assess their fertility and even uncover issues early enough to allow treatment. Couples no longer need to wait a year or more to uncover a male factor problem.
Incredibly simple to use, the free YO app is downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and guides the user through the entire testing process with step-by-step instructions and animations showing how to use the testing supplies to prepare and run the sample in approximately 20 minutes. “Normal/Moderate” or “Low” results are explained based on the WHO guidelines and YO provides a clear video of the sample which is saved with the test results in the YO archive.
“YO gave me the results and a reason to see a doctor,” one YO user reported. “After seeing a family care practitioner and a urologist, it was determined that I needed varicocele repair surgery.”
“We developed the YO Home Sperm Test to give men a simple, affordable and accurate way to test their fertility at home, in private," said Marcia Deutsch, CEO of MES. “Couples are realizing that coping with infertility is a shared journey. So now while monitoring and testing the woman, there is also an easy way to test her male partner using the YO Home Sperm Test. Having the kit available on Amazon and also recently approved for flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA) makes YO quite easy to purchase.”
About the YO Home Sperm Test
YO is the first FDA cleared home sperm test that blends Smartphone technology with software innovation to report motile sperm concentration (the number of moving sperm) with >97% accuracy. The YO Home Sperm Test is the first consumer product offered by Medical Electronic Systems (MES), an established developer and manufacturer of commercial-grade automated semen analyzers serving the needs of laboratories for the past 20 years.
About Medical Electronic Systems
Medical Electronic Systems (MES), the company behind the YO Home Sperm Test, has 20 years of experience in automated semen analysis. MES has been producing and supplying commercial-grade automated semen analyzers to most major laboratories in the U.S. and has installed approximately 4,000 sperm analyzers in laboratories globally. MES Sperm Quality Analyzers (SQA) are in research labs, premier hospital systems, military hospitals, fertility clinics and sperm banks worldwide. They are known and trusted as the premiere automated solution in the industry.
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