Testing Your Sperm Post Vasectomy

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Using Your At-Home Sperm Check Kit

So… It’s been three months since your Snip. That means it’s time to check if you are shooting blanks. To confirm your vasectomy has worked and that you are sterile, you need to do a sperm check. Until you have returned a negative sperm test, contraception is a must (you don’t want any surprises). On the day you receive your reminder text, it is time to whip out your kit and get down to business. Read on for a (PG) step by step guide on how to use your at home Sperm Check kit. Once confirmed you are shooting blanks you are good to go! No sperm, no worries.

Contents of your Kit

Your at home SpermCheck Kit contains:

  • SpermCheck Device
  • Solution Bottle
  • Semen Transfer Device
  • Collection Pot
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Show me how to use the SpermCheck kit!

A practical demonstration on how to use your at home SpermCheck kit. 

It’s Time to Check your Sperm

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Get your kit ready and get comfortable.

Do your thing… Aiming to ejaculate into the pot.

Set your timer for 20 minutes… and wait.

After waiting patiently for 20 minutes, grab the transfer device and use this to give the pot a good stir. Still using the transfer device, pull back and suck up the fluid, filling to the frosted line.

Take off the top of the solution bottle and squirt the fluid from the transfer device inside.

Put the top back on the bottle and GENTLY mix. Delicatley rotate the bottle. DO NOT SHAKE otherwise your sample may be ruined.

Wait patiently for 2 whole minutes. While waiting unwrap the Sperm Check device.

Remove the cap from the solution bottle and carefully add 5 drops to the window marked “S” on the device.

Set a timer and wait for 7 minutes…

Ding! It’s time to read your result. Your result must be read at 7 minutes. If left longer than 7 minutes a faint line may eventually appear on the test giving you a false positive result.

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The Results Are In

A negative result: This means you are sperm free! Your vasectomy was a success. Contraception is no longer a must*.

  • There is no line at the “T” marker after 7 minutes.

A positive result: Some swimmers are still present. This means that you aren’t sperm free just yet. A positive test doesn’t necessarily mean your vasectomy has failed, there may just be some residual or dead sperm in the tank. Send us an email and we will guide you through the next steps.

  • Any line (even if it is faint) at the “T” marker after 7 minutes. 

 

* No method of contraception is 100% effective. Clearance from vasectomy indicated by a negative result from your at home SpermCheck Kit indicates greater than 99.9% lifelong sterility.
Reading and interpretation of the SpermCheck Vasectomy result is performed by the user, Snip Vasectomy Clinic takes no responsibility for incorrect reading or interpretation of the test.

What Next?

Once you have completed your sperm test and received a negative result the process is over. You can trust that your vasectomy has worked and you are sterile. Life will go on exactly as before (minus the worries!).  If you have any further queries or concerns we are still here to assist you.