Easy, mail-in sperm quality testing for sperm count and sperm age
Path is an informational product only. For medical advice, talk to your doctor.
When sperm is received in our laboratory it is counted and purified to remove any contamination. The purity of the sperm is crucial for accuracy of the analysis.
After purification, sperm DNA is isolated from the sperm cells. All RNA is removed from the sample leaving pure sperm DNA.
Our sperm age calculation is based on changes in your sperm DNA that accumulate as you age.
To identify your sperm age your sperm’s DNA is put through two processes to identify important sites on specific genes associated with sperm age.
Your sperm DNA is then analyzed and compared to a large set of population data to conclude your sperm age.
Your habits and experiences can change your health, your fertility, and even your DNA.
Understanding the answer to these questions is important to understanding what you can do with your Path results.
Do you smoke? How often?
How often do you exercise? What’s your diet like?
Does your work expose you to radiation or toxins?
You, or you and your partner can think through your family goals, and you’ll receive a personalized family planning timeline.
When do you want to start trying?
How many kids would you like?
If you decide to change your goals, your Path timeline will change too.
You’ll tell us how many years since your birth.
Your sperm test results will tell you how old your sperm is acting.
We’ll combine your two ages with a timeline highlighting age associated fertility risks.
Layer in Your Lifestyle
Then we add in your lifestyle factors to help you optimize sperm health and reach your goals.
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