Modern Fertility’s services help people monitor their reproductive hormone levels. A person may find it more affordable than some other fertility services.
When a customer starts with Modern Fertility, and once they have completed registration, a customer receives a test kit in the mail. It contains everything they need to take a finger prick blood sample. They then post their sample. When the results are ready, they are accessible online with secure login information. The company provides a comprehensive follow-up and support service.
Modern Fertility also offers home ovulation and pregnancy tests and prenatal vitamins, all delivered discreetly.
Modern Fertility’s intention is to empower people with ovaries to better understand their fertility for family planning purposes. It was founded in 2017 by two women and has the support of an experienced medical advisory board.
Modern Fertility sells a fertility hormone blood test that produces results in 7-10 days. It also sells instant result urine tests for ovulation and pregnancy.
Do Modern Fertility employ medical specialists?
The company has a team of medical specialists, including endocrinologists, fertility researchers and obstetricians and gynecologists.
Below we look at some of the different tests that Modern Fertility offers.
Fertility hormone test
It tests for:
- Antimullerian hormone (AMH): The ovaries make this hormone, and levels can reflect a person’s egg reserve, or monthly egg count.
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH): The brain makes this hormone to help regulate the
thyroidhormone that the thyroid gland produces.
- Free thyroxine: It is the active form of thyroid hormone.
- Follicle-stimulating hormone: The brain produces it. It stimulates follicle growth, which causes ovulation to occur.
- Oestradiol: It is a female sex hormone and type of estrogen.
- Prolactin: It is important for breast milk production, and it can affect ovulation.
- Luteinizing hormone (LH): It is important for ovulation and the regulation of the menstrual cycle.
Some forms of birth control can affect these hormones. The company notes that if a person takes hormone-influencing birth control, they will only receive AMH and TSH results.
This home test involves dipping the test strip into a urine sample. The test measures LH to predict the 2-day period when fertility is highest.
This home test also involves dipping the test strip into a urine sample. It tests for human chorionic gonadotropin and gives immediate positive or negative results.
The company works with Ro, an established digital healthcare company. The collaboration enables it to provide a more comprehensive service that includes sperm testing.
The Modern Fertility medical team reviews results posted in samples. After viewing their results, a person can discuss them with a fertility nurse. A person also receives an invitation to a weekly webinar, where they can learn and discuss the results and their implications.
The company also has a wealth of information on its website, including blogs and articles aimed at answering a wide range of questions. In addition, a person can ask questions to fertility experts and other contributors on a community-based platform.
The Better Business Bureau gives the company an A + rating, and it is accredited by the organization. It has 1 out of 5 stars based on one customer review.
Trustpilot gives the company 3.7 out of 5 stars, also based on one customer review.
Positive comments mention fast delivery, discreet packaging and good service. Less favorable comments mention communication problems.
Before a person places an order, the company asks them to complete a short questionnaire designed to create a personalized service.
When the company receives the order, it sends the set with instructions on when to take the test and whether any fasting is needed. The kit comes with a prepaid envelope that the person uses to send their sample back.
The company says it uses laboratories that comply with College of American Pathologists (CAP) regulations. A person can usually access their results online within 7-10 days.
Take a test
To take a blood sample, a person pricks their finger with the supplied lancet. The kit has instructions that describe the easiest ways to draw enough blood. The person should allow the sample to dry completely before returning it to the laboratory.
Once the company’s medical team reviews the results, the person receives an email notification that their personal fertility profile is available to view on the company’s online portal.
If a person chooses not to draw their own blood, they can visit a Quest Laboratory to supply their sample.
Below are some costs of Modern Fertility’s tests.
The company says it does not charge for repeat tests if the first is unconvincing.
Modern Fertility does not work with private health insurers, but a person may be able to use funds from flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts to pay for the tests.
Below we look at some pros and cons of using Modern Fertility.
A person can consider
- They want to get pregnant, are younger than 35 and could not get pregnant after 12 months of effort.
- They want to get pregnant, are 35 or older, and could not get pregnant after 6 months of trying.
- Test results fall outside the expected range.
- They have any symptoms of a health condition.
Below are answers to common questions about Modern Fertility’s tests.
Is modern fertility accurate?
The company’s website says its pregnancy tests are 99% accurate.
Modern Fertility sends fingerprint blood samples to CAP-certified laboratories, so it is reasonable to assume that the testing is accurate.
How long does it take to get Modern Fertility results?
Results are available within 7–10 days after a person has posted the sample.
Will Modern Fertility tell me if I am infertile?
No. The test measures the activity of reproductive hormones, it is not a diagnostic tool.
Modern Fertility’s hormone testing and follow-up services can help people gain a better understanding of their reproductive health.