Modern Fertility’s services help people monitor their reproductive hormone levels. A person may find it more affordable than some other fertility services.
When getting started with Modern Fertility, and once they complete registration, a customer receives a test kit in the mail. It contains everything they need to take a finger prick blood sample. They then mail off their sample. When the results are ready, they are accessible online with secure login information. The company offers a comprehensive follow-up and support service.
Modern Fertility also offers home ovulation and pregnancy tests and prenatal vitamins, all discreetly delivered.
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Modern Fertility’s intention is to empower people with ovaries to better understand their fertility for family planning purposes. It was founded by two women in 2017 and has the backing of an experienced medical advisory board.
Modern Fertility sells a fertility hormone blood test that returns results in 7–10 days. It also sells instant-result urine tests for ovulation and pregnancy.
Does Modern Fertility have medical professionals on staff?
The company has a team of medical professionals, including endocrinologists, fertility researchers, and obstetric and gynecological specialists.
Below, we look at some of the various tests that Modern Fertility offers.
Fertility hormone test
This 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: This is the active form of thyroid hormone.
- Follicle-stimulating hormone: The brain produces this. It stimulates follicle growth, which allows ovulation to occur.
- Estradiol: This is a female sex hormone and type of estrogen.
- Prolactin: This is important for breast milk production, and it can influence ovulation.
- Luteinizing hormone (LH): This is important for ovulation and the regulation of the menstrual cycle.
Some forms of birth control can influence these hormones. The company notes that if a person takes hormone-influencing birth control, they will only receive AMH and TSH results.
This at-home test involves dipping the test strip in a urine sample. The test measures LH to predict the 2-day period when fertility is highest.
This at-home test also involves dipping the test strip into a urine sample. It tests for human chorionic gonadotropin and gives instant positive or negative results.
The company collaborates with Ro, an established digital healthcare company. The collaboration allows it to offer a more comprehensive service that includes sperm testing.
The Modern Fertility medical team reviews results from mailed in samples. After viewing their results, a person can discuss them with a fertility nurse. Also, a person receives an invitation to a weekly webinar, where they can learn about and discuss the results and their implications.
The company also has a wealth of information on its website, including blogs and articles that aim to answer 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 difficulties.
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 kit with instructions about when to take the test and whether any fasting is necessary. The kit comes with a prepaid envelope that the person uses to send back their sample.
Taking 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 must allow the sample to dry completely before they send it back to the lab.
Once the company’s medical team reviews the results, the person gets an email notification that their personalized fertility profile is available to view on the company’s online portal.
If a person prefers not to draw their own blood, they can visit a Quest Laboratory to provide their sample.
Below are some costs of Modern Fertility’s tests.
|Hormone fertility test||$159|
|Pregnancy test||$16 for 20 test strips|
|Ovulation test||$14 for 4 tests|
The company says that it does not charge for repeat tests if the first is inconclusive.
Below, we look at some pros and cons of using Modern Fertility.
- A person’s fertility profile can be a baseline from which to compare future hormone levels.
- The company uses certified labs to process samples.
- Results are usually available within 7–10 days.
- Medical professionals review the results.
- There is ongoing support from fertility nurses and other members of the medical team.
- None of the company’s tests can diagnose infertility.
- The company does not work with private insurers.
- There are very limited results for people who use certain forms of birth control.
A person may consider
- They wish to conceive, are under 35, and have been unable to conceive after 12 months of trying.
- They wish to conceive, are 35 or over, and have been unable to conceive 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 that its pregnancy tests are 99% accurate.
Modern Fertility sends finger prick blood samples to CAP-certified labs, 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 of a person mailing off 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 may help people have a better understanding of their reproductive health.