The Best At-Home Fertility Tests

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Women know what a delicate and cyclical dance hormones can do on a monthly basis, and you likely understand the ramifications of your hormones being off-kilter (i.e. chin breakouts, irregular cycles, mood swings, and/or pregnancy struggles). You may be actively trying to conceive, thinking about freezing your eggs, or just data-hungry, but regardless of your goal, it is now possible to extract some hormone-heavy information about the situation without stepping into the doctor’s office.

Yes, you read that right. You can test and learn about the same hormones as you would in a doctor’s office from the comfort of your home and get support online or by phone regarding any abnormalities or next steps. To make the process as seamless as possible, we rounded up the best at-home fertility tests.

Best At-Home Fertility Tests of 2021

Best Overall: Modern Fertility

Modern Fertility

Modern Fertility

Why We Chose It: Modern Fertility is the most comprehensive women’s at-home fertility testing kit.

What We Like

  • Two tests in one—the ovarian reserve test is included
  • Test options for those currently on hormonal birth control
  • Test requisition forms for Quest labs available if at-home pricking makes you queasy 
  • Community support
  • Personalized reports
  • Tests up to 7 hormones
  • More affordable than testing in a clinic

What We Don’t Like

  • Not covered by insurance
  • Not available New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island (as of February 2021)

Modern Fertility is one of the best and most accessible tests out there. The service breaks down the information so it’s easy to digest, plus, it offers testing options if you’re on hormonal birth control or not.

After obtaining the test, you'll need just a finger-prick for a sample before sending the test in for analysis. Once your results are in, they'll appear in an online portal. Even better? There's unlimited support if you need it through the app and website when it comes to the actual process of testing and understanding your results.

And, if you're looking for even more support, you can also interact with the community Modern Fertility has built and chat with real women, in real-time who are going through the same things as you. A little community goes a long way. Even cooler: the company's education sessions for some fertility, hormone, and ovary knowledge when and if you feel the need to geek out a little.

The test kit costs approximately $159.

Best Budget: LetsGetChecked

LetsGetChecked

LetsGetChecked

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Why We Chose It: We chose LetsGetChecked because it's a barebones, but straightforward, fertility test kit that is affordable.

What We Like

  • Three tests available in the realm of women’s fertility sold separately 
  • Progesterone only test available
  • Subscribe and save option
  • Online medical support available 24/7
  • Affordable

What We Don’t Like

  • Can take 5 days to receive results
  • Ovarian reserve test is an additional cost if you want it
  • No test option for those on hormonal birth control
  • Test kit aimed at “broad picture” fertility only checks for 4 biomarkers

LetsGetChecked has three test kits available in the women’s fertility arena—a progesterone test kit, a female hormone test kit (the one we’re ranking here), and also an ovarian reserve test kit.

Similar to Modern Fertility, order the test kit online, and it arrives with all items to complete collection. Then, sign up on the company's portal with the ID code provided, send the test kit back to the lab with the free shipping label provided, and wait for the results to appear on your dashboard.

The main difference between this test and others is that there is no option for those on hormonal birth control, and the fertility hormone kit and the ovarian reserve kit are separate tests, as opposed to Modern Fertility which tests everything together.

While this kit only tests follicular stimulating hormone, prolactin, luteinizing hormone, and oestradiol, it’s significantly less expensive than the other prick testing fertility test kits on the market, especially if you subscribe on LetsGetChecked (subscriptions come out to approximately $90 per kit). For those who need to be watching those particular markers over a longer stretch of time, this at-home test kit could be the one for you.

Best for Cycle Tracking: Everlywell

Everlywell

Everlywell

Why We Chose It: We chose Everlywell because its women’s fertility test kit is a standout in measuring the hormones regulating hormone function.

What We Like

  • Tests thyroid-stimulating hormone
  • HSA/FSA accepted
  • Physician reviewed results

What We Don’t Like

  • Ovarian reserve test is an additional cost
  • No community support
  • No test option for those on birth control

Similar to LetsGetChecked, Everlywell's fertility-related test kits are sold separately and are not bundled. This is helpful if you’re looking to check one or two particular hormones only. But rest assured: Hormone test kits are available for all ages and stages of life including perimenopause and post-menopause.

The collection and shipment process works similarly to LetsGetChecked. The differentiating factor for Everlywell is that the service actually has you test on multiple days of your cycle, not just day 3 like LetsGetChecked and ModernFertility. For this reason, it’s important to be tracking your cycle and aware of not just when cycle day 3 is (for testing LH and FSH) but also day 19 (for testing estradiol, total testosterone, and your thyroid-stimulating hormone).

The Everylywell kit that tests hormones that influence normal ovarian function comes in at approximately $149, while its ovarian reserve test kit is sold separately for roughly $50.

Best for Ovulation: Proov

Proov

 Proov

Why We Chose It: If you are TTC (trying to conceive), already tracking your cycle, and feel confident that your hormones are balanced, this is the pick for you.

What We Like

  • 99% accurate results in 5 minutes
  • No lab wait time, testing done completely at home
  • Perfect complement to temping or cycle tracking
  • Community support

What We Don’t Like

  • Not a “full picture” look at the hormone story
  • Not as helpful if you’re not currently TTC

Proov is a good option for those who are currently TTC and want to hone in on ovulation day. Proov measures progesterone (PdG) 7 to 10 days after peak fertility to confirm successful ovulation has occurred. The test comes in one, two, and four-cycle packs, so it is up to you to decide how many months you think you need. The one cycle pack includes five strips and comes in at roughly $30.

No finger prick needed: All the Proov test requires is a urine sample, which the company recommends doing first thing in the morning. From there, simply dip a Proov strip into the urine sample for 5 to 10 seconds, lay it flat, and in minutes, a positive or negative test result will show. Our favorite thing about Proov is the community support it provides for no extra cost along the way.

It’s important to note that this one isn’t a full fertility test; rather, it confirms ovulation.

Best for Men: Dadi

Dadi

 Dadi

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Why We Chose It: We chose Dadi because the company analyzes, stores, and even sends you videos of your sperm. The Dadi kit is for the man who not only wants to understand the status of his sperm but also wants to ensure starting a family later on in life.

What We Like

  • Kit includes 1 year of free storage 
  • CLIA-certified sperm analysis
  • Fertility report within 24 hours of sample receipt 
  • 3 vials of each viable deposit are stored
  • HSA/FSA eligible 

What We Don’t Like

  • No option to test without storing sperm
  • Morphology analysis is an extra charge
  • Nurse support is an extra charge

Dadi’s patented kit is the easiest way to deposit and store sperm for future use. Don’t you worry, we have the inside scoop.

First, order the kit from its website. Once it arrives, register the kit with the code on the bottom of the collection cup. From there you do your business in the cup, tightly seal it, and push the button on the lid to release the preservative. Then, close the box, lock it using the security band, and slap on the prepaid shipping label to send it back to the lab.

Your fertility report along with an up-close-and-personal video of your swimmers becomes available just 24 hours after your sample arrives at the lab. Fertility specialists are available to talk about results and next steps if you require additional support. From there, the sperm vials are deposited and cryogenically stored for approximately $99 per year, with the exception of the first year which is included in the purchase price of the kit.

Best for Men Who Don’t Need Sperm Stored: Natalist in partnership with Legacy

Natalist

 Natalist

Why We Chose It: We selected Natalist in partnership with Legacy because of its beautiful, plastic neutral kit that tests and analyzes sperm without storing them.

What We Like

  • 100% plastic neutral
  • Full-sperm analysis
  • Samples safely disposed of after 7 days
  • Includes access to an advisor
  • A complimentary copy of a male fertility guide via e-book
  • Looks at 5 key metrics, morphology included 
  • HSA/FSA eligible 

What We Don’t Like

  • Not covered by insurance
  • Could take up to a week to get results

The Natalist Sperm Analysis offered in partnership with Legacy looks at five key metrics to determine the health and quality of sperm. Metrics include volume, count, concentration, motility, and morphology, the latter of which other companies charge extra to view.

The process is fairly straightforward. You will receive your kit a few days after ordering it off of Natalist’s website, and then it’s up to you to collect your sample and ship it back on the same day. Legacy will arrange a FedEx pickup from your doorstep, so no need to leave the house. It takes the lab team approximately two days to get a comprehensive sperm health report sent to you once the lab receives your sample. This test kit doesn’t include storage and all samples are safely disposed of by the Legacy team after 7 days.

This kit comes in at approximately $195.

Best for Techie Men: YO

YO

 YO

Why We Chose It: We chose YO because you can watch your swimmers do their thing from the comfort of your own home from your own tech device.

What We Like

  • Instant gratification
  • Live view of sperm in action
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Discreet shipping

What We Don’t Like

  • Slightly less accurate than other tests on this list
  • Only tests motile sperm concentration and sperm quality

YO literally turns your smart device into a semen analyzer. We bet that’s something you never thought your iPhone could do, huh?

The downside of tracking completely at home and not sending the collection out to a lab is that you’re only able to track two key metrics as opposed to the five available on the other sperm test kits on this list. That said, it’s less than half the cost, and the data the service is able to test is compared against laboratory standards and other men who have fathered children to give you a good idea of how your swimmers stack up.

If you're into instant gratification and that kind of thing, YO is probably your best bet. This test comes in at roughly $70, making it the most reasonable at-home sperm testing kit on the market.

Whether you are a woman looking to test hormones in relation to fertility, a woman simply wanting to test for progesterone to clarify ovulation day, or even a man wanting to store sperm for future baby-making use, there is a kit for you. 


It’s important to remember that these kits will never take the place of a conversation with your doctor, but are helpful to get information from the comfort of your own home. When you are ready to talk to your doctor, you can always print the analysis out and share it with them.


Is It Important to Test for Ovarian Reserve?

Women lose eggs over time, but don’t freak out—this is totally normal. We’re born with about two million eggs, and by puberty, young women will have about 300,000 to 400,000 eggs due to a natural process called ovarian follicle atresia. When a young woman gets her period, she'll start losing around 1,000 eggs per week. By age 37 her total number of eggs drops to roughly 25,000.

What does that mean for you? Depending on your age and outlook, it might feel nice to take a little look into approximately how many eggs you have left and what their quality looks like. From there, you can have further conversations with your doctor when it comes to family planning.

https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/how-many-eggs-does-a-woman-have#eggs-at-puberty

Do I Need to Test My for Fertility if I’m Under 30 Years Old?

Testing is a personal decision. Fertility testing can be done for reasons other than the most obvious—aka if you’re trying to conceive. These at-home fertility test kits give you a great holistic view of your hormone health. If you feel that you’ve been struggling with hormone imbalance or have irregular periods, it could be something good to explore. That said, we always recommend consulting with your doctor first.

Who Should Get Their Semen Analyzed?

Anyone who is interested should get their semen analyzed. That said, semen analysis is particularly helpful if a couple is having trouble conceiving. It’s super easy to test for, and can now be done in the comfort of your own home.

How We Chose the Best At-Home Fertility Tests

We selected the best at-home fertility test kits for our roundup based on cost, the variety of tests offered, shipping times, turnaround times, payment options, and customer satisfaction. Our other criteria included the amount of support offered, community chats available, and storage/disposal options. Finally, we considered how easily samples for these kits could be collected at home.

Article Sources
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  2. "Getting Pregnant After 35: What Are My Chances?" Grow by WebMD.

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