As bacterial infections from the male partner can endanger the microbiome of the vagina and cause infections and complications during pregnancy, it makes sense that given the chance we always test both partners in parallel. We also want to avoid reinfection between partners after treatment. Furthermore, relatively common infections of the male genital tract can have a detrimental effect on sperm quality. Bacterial infections of the male accessory sex glands correlate with the decline of semen analysis (Spermiogram) parameters such as motility, morphology, fertilizing capacity and seminal plasma markers, such as elevated seminal leukocyte counts. Such infections may occur as both symptomatic acute or chronic infections or silent, sub clinical infections without apparent clinical symptoms. Furthermore, especially for investigating infertility and implantation failure, such infections can cause sperm DNA damage through inflammation and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) or more commonly known as oxidative stress.

For this reason, we always test the male partner too with the equivalent test to the female microbiome/infection tests and vaginal swabs which for men is the FERTILYSIS Male Microbiome.


SAMPLE COLLECTION: Self collected 

SAMPLE STORAGE & SHIPPING: Storage in the freezer. Shipping at ambient temperature.

RESULT TURNAROUND TIME: Depending on how busy the lab is, we estimate you will get your results within 10 business days from the day your sample reaches us *.

Available Tests Code Price  
FERTILYSIS Male Microbiome: Full FMT1002 440,00 €
FERTILYSIS Couples Microbiome: Full CIT1001 950,00 €
FERTILYSIS Male Microbiome: Retest FMT1003 200,00 €

* Please be advised that the turnaround time for specialized diagnostic tests is indicative and not guaranteed and may be extended due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to need for additional clinical evaluation of results, repeat of analysis in cases of unclear or ambiguous results and need for resampling in case of inadequate specimen quality. Therefore, the results will be available in the indicated timeframe as long as there are no additional overheads, as stated above, that may extend turnaround time.