Triple layer protection Steel shipment container, coolant canister and outer packaging protects your sample from physical damage and temperature fluctuations (sustains between 2-8°C ) for safe transit to our laboratory
Easy to use
No more awkward trips to the clinic. Follow simple instructions and collect your sample from the comfort of your home
Safe storage at home
Store your kit in the freezer before use and refrigerator after sample collection to ensure optimum temperature levels are maintained
Free and discreet shipping
Includes free onward and return shipment of kit box with no mention of the product on the outer packaging. Your privacy is our priority
SpermScore: Get clarity about your reproductive health by testing 11 Sperm Health Parameters and 14 Sperm Health Conditions Know More
DNA Fragmentation Analysis: Get a comprehensive understanding of your sperm health with DNA fragmentation analysis Know More
STI Testing: Get access to STI testing after you enrol with us. This will ensure that your sample is safe to use for future fertility treatments
- Best for one baby - Upto 6 cryovials - Full semen analysis includes DNA fragmentation - One month complimentary storage
- Best for multiple babies - Upto 12 cryovials - Full semen analysis includes DNA fragmentation - One month complimentary storage
Double Density Gradient Centrifugation (DDGC): It ensures filteration and removal of slow moving or non motile sperms. Only actively motile sperm are concentrated and selected for storage. Thus, providing higher chances of conception through ART.
Higher DNA Integrity: Additionally, this process removes majority of sperms with higher DNA fragmentation and allows recovery of sperms with relatively higher DNA integrity which inturn assures low genetic defects in the new born.
CryoTanks: Samples preserved in vapour phase liquid nitrogen within stainless steel cryotanks at LifeCell's Chennai facility
Storage Plans: While there is no expiry date on how long sperms can be preserved, you can choose to opt for prepaid storage plans of 1, 5 or 10 years.
Note: Indian laws permit storage upto a period of 10 years.
Storage Rationale: To maximize your chances with ART, we suggest storing upto 6 cryo-vials for every child. Simply put, you have 6 fertilization opportunities with 2 suitable treatment options.
Number of Motile Sperms In A Cyro-Vial: Using our proprietary algorithm based on total motile count and sperm health, your sperms are cryopreserved in a combination of 2 of the following vial types:
IUI - Not less than 15 Million Total Motile Count(TMC)
IVF - Not less than 7.5 Million Total Motile Count(TMC)
ICSI - Not less than 2.5 Million Total Motile Count(TMC) Know More
On demand retrival: Withdraw your sample when you’re ready to take the next step, aligned to your reproductive timeline
Free shipment: One time free cryogenic shipment of the sample to your chosen ART clinic at the time of sample retreival
Worldwide Shipment: Also includes free worldwide cryogenic transport of preserved sample for future use
Note: Your sample shall be released only for use with a lawful spouse/sexually intimate partner.
As per recent studies, sperm counts has dropped by 62.3% and concentrations by 51.6% in the last 50 years. Looking for ways to balance your personal and professional goals - Stay on top of your reproductive health by preserving your sperm when you're ready to use them. Learn More
It’s no secret that sperm count and quality declines with the onset of age and your body clock does not align with your life goals. Don’t let your dreams of fatherhood slip away, freeze your sperms today and secure your fertility and future. Learn More
Chemo and Radiation Therapy for treating cancer can affect your overall sperm health. Preserving your sperm prior to therapy helps plan your journey for conception. Learn More
Military Personnel, Fire-Fighters, Police operate in high risk environments that include handling hazardous chemicals, exposure to heat and battle wounds that may have an impact on their fertility. Preserving sperm provides service members to support their family goals. Learn More
Undergoing surgery for a testicular or prostate disease can result in sperm health being affected. Sperm preservation prior to surgery will help you in being future ready for a child. Learn More
Sperm health status
Potential risk factors, if any
Reproductive goal status
Information of storage vials
Guaranteed birth of a healthy child
Guaranteed chances of conception in the future
Success rate of fertility treatments
Genetic root cause of infertility
Should your results indicate any risk of sperm health conditions, consider appropriate medical or genetic tests to identify the root cause of the condition
Post Ejaculate Urine Analysis: Check for the presence of sperm in urine to rule out retrograde ejaculation (release of sperm into the bladder)
Hormone Tests: Understand the role of hormones in maintaning your sperm health
Genetic Tests: Decode your fertility from a genomic first approach
Initiate a conversation with our experts about medical recommendations
Sperm Antibody Testing
Order Your Test Online
Select a plan and order your kit online
Collect your sample in the comfort of home and mail it to our certified lab with prepaid shipping
Receive Digital Results
Within days you'll receive expert reviewed results with useful insights on your personalised dashboard
Schedule a virtual consultation with our experts to understand your results better
Based on the chosen plan, complete your goal and cryopreserve your sperms
Withdraw your sample when required with one time free shipment of your sample to your chosen ART Clinic
Customised Dashboard Experience:
We not only offer an interactive experience but also provide an insight on what all information you will get in your smart reports. In that way, we will help you navigate through your entire testing journey
We want to empower you with the correct information and for that, we have designed SMART reports that are reliable and easy to understand. Plus, you can share them with your doctor with just a few clicks
We want you to understand the logic and science behind what we do. So, your report is not just about numbers but crafted in a way to help you get comprehensive insights and solutions that will help you to navigate through the journey ahead
Advice from Experts
We understand the importance of expert advice, at the right time. That is why we don't just provide your levels and leave it at that. Our in-house team of medical experts interpret any out-of-range results and provide tailored advice
Advanced Preservation Protocols
Cryopreservation done under vapour phase liquid nitrogen in stainless steel tanks, equipped with online continuous monitoring and alarm tools, and supported with multiple failover onsite instant and long-term energy backups (including on-site solar farm)
Multiple Storage Facilities
With storage locations in Chennai and Gurugram, two distinct geographical sites, LifeCell strives to minimize the risk impact of any impact outside it’s direct control
Service Backed By Experts
We’re the cryopreservation experts with experience of 18 years
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The service is currently available across major cities in the country namely Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata
SpermVault can be availed by men between the age of 21 to 55 years
Sperm banking is usually recommended for men who look to start a family in the future. That said, the scope of sperm banking is not limited to men who wish to postpone fatherhood. Men from military backgrounds, men diagnosed with terminal or life-impacting diseases such as cancer or men undergoing surgical treatments that may have an impact on their reproductive health are also recommended to store their sperms. This ensures that their dreams of fatherhood are not compromised
While sperm can be stored indefinitely, at LifeCell, based on your reproductive goals, we offer cryogenic storage facilities of your specimen for a minimum of one year and no longer than ten years beyond which you may either undergo a fertility treatment or discard and dispose of the specimen
You can order the kit through our website. . Click Here
The kit will reach you within 2-4 business days from the date of your purchase. In case you do not receive the kit email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection kit has been designed with three layers of protection to ensure that your semen collection kit is absolutely safe, secure, sterile and tamper-proof when it is handled by multiple personnel and travels through various geographies during transit.
The amount of semen, sperm count and sperm motility starts decreasing continually from the age of 20. The decrease is quite significant from the age of 30. Hence though there is no specified age for sperm banking, it is recommended to preserve at an early age when all the sperm parameters are at its best.
No. SpermVault is a fertility preservation tool. It ensures that your sperms do not age while you do. The use of stored sperm for conception has been proven to be successful. Medical complications are out of the control of humans. Sperm banking can help you reduce the extent of possible medical and reproductive complications since your sperm is preserved when you are relatively young.
Should you wish to store your sperm for future use, you need to make your choice of SpermVault service. SpermVault offers various plans and duration of preserving your sperm as below:
|Options||Storage||Storage Plans & Cost|
|Best for One baby||Upto 6 Cryovials||1 year - INR 120005 years - INR 27000 10 years - INR 36000|
|2||Steel Shipment Container|
|Best for Multiple babies||Upto 12 Cryovials||1 year - INR 22000 5 years - INR 52000 10 years - INR 70000|
We will store your sperm in cryovials at our Chennai facility.
To maximize your chances with ART, we suggest storing upto 6 cryo-vials for every child. Simply put, you have 6 fertilization opportunities with 2 suitable treatment options. Using our proprietary algorithm based on total motile count and sperm health, your sperms are cryopreserved in a combination of 2 of the following vial types. Learn More
At LifeCell, we have curated preservation plans that will help you fulfill your future goals when you are ready to use your frozen sperm. Every individual is unique and so are reproductive goals. This questionnaire will help you frame and assess your reproductive goals to help choose the plan that best suits your needs. Take Quiz Now
In the case of death of the Client, the stored specimen will be disposed of and the agreement will lapse upon notice to LifeCell of the client’s death.
Yes! At LifeCell, for maximum opportunities to explore the Best Of Both Worlds with minimal efforts, we suggest storing 6 cryo-vials for every child - 3 IUI cryo-vials and 3 IVF cryo-vials. Simply put, you have 3 fertilization opportunities with artificial insemination (IUI) and 3 with IVF treatment.
The decision depends upon the choice of health insurance company and the policy that you have subscribed to. You would need to check your eligibility with your insurance provider.
At least 90 days before the expiration of the agreement term, we will notify you regarding the expiry of your agreement, along with the terms of continued storage. Accordingly, you may choose to enter into a new agreement and continue the storage of your sperms or retrieve your sample
Two clinical studies on the successful use of human sperm preserved for more than 20 years have been published. In vitro fertilization with semen preserved for 21 years and IUI with semen held for 28 years have both resulted in live infants. In vitro fertilization utilizing semen kept for nearly 40 years has also resulted in the birth of twins.
Post preservation, you can retrieve your sample anytime, on demand! You have complete control over your frozen samples, so you can opt to retrieve them whenever you want, as long as you give us 14 days' notice.
Long-term cryo-preservation of the sperms may be associated with risks of either loss of their viability, partial or total loss of the stored Specimen due to reasons beyond the reasonable control of LifeCell. Read the client agreement to know more about collection and testing risks.
No. Your samples are solely owned by you, the client. Also, the samples are for use withyour sexual intimate partner only.
After receiving the sample, it is primarily analyzed for the concentration and motility and followed by purification of motile sperm cells by density gradient centrifugation technique. The sample is then analyzed for the semen volume, sperm concentration, total number, total motility, progressive motility, morphology, vitality and total motile count. Your results will be ready in 24 hours after we receive your sample.
The processed sample will be aliquoted based on the total motile count (TMC) followed by addition of cryoprotectant to help sustain the viability of the sperm, controlled rate freezing and finally storage in secured cryo-chambers.
In recent times, studies have shown that cryopreservation or freezing of human sperm has resulted in successful fertilization conducted using the frozen sperm. In order to ensure that your sperm sustains the freezing, storage and thawing process, a cryoprotectant buffer 9 is added to your sample to protect it. Research suggests that approximately 50% 8 of the sperm survive the freezing, storage, and thawing processes without jeopardizing the viability of the sperm for future use.
It isn't always a problem, as the healthiest of sperms can be frozen and used later irrespective of the volume.
Yes. Irrespective of your Total Motile Count (TMC), we will preserve your sperms which are of the best quality.
As per LifeCell’s algorithm your sperms are stored in any of the two options as follows:
It is the client’s responsibility for ensuring that his sample is free of any infectious diseases or conditions while depositing for preservation. You would need to provide a self-declaration that you are not a carrier of HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C (collectively, termed as “STIs”) at the time of registration confirming that (a) you have been tested for the STIs within the past three months or (b) will complete these tests within the next three months and take the responsibility for alerting LifeCell in case your test results are positive. At the time of withdrawal for insemination, as a mandatory process, the doctor/clinic providing the treatment will undertake the responsibility of testing the preserved sperm for presence of any STIs to determine the suitability of your sample for insemination.
LifeCell provides STI testing which can be opted & ordered at additional cost along with SpermScore at the time of registration. The STI testing is done on your blood sample and we shall depute our paramedic to collect your blood sample at the comfort & convenience of your home. This can be aligned during your semen collection, so that we could also provide a complimentary pick-up of your semen collection kit from your residence thereby avoiding the hassle of you having to hand-over to our logistics partner. This also ensures compliance with formalities including STI testing without having to make a visit to a laboratory for this separately thereby ensuring your privacy too..
Yes. You may cancel the storage of your sperm anytime by providing us advance intimation. Refer to the “Effects of Termination” clause in your client agreement for further details.
Should for any unforeseen reason, that is beyond the reasonable control of LifeCell, which may potentially deteriorate or cause loss, harm and damage, entirely or partly, to the Specimen, during processing and storage then LifeCell shall pay ₹ 5,00,000 (INR Five Lakhs Only) to the Client within 14 days to offset the cost of such AI and/or ART procedure.
In case your stored sperm is found to be not viable for use in the insemination process, the same needs to be ascertained and confirmed by the clinic / medical practitioner treating the client for ART. In such a case, LifeCell shall, upon validation of data, activate the ‘Quality Guarantee’ clause of the agreement and pay the client INR 5,00,00 (INR Five Lakh Only) to offset the cost of the AI/ART procedure within 14 days.
When you are ready to have a child, you can retrieve the preserved sperm from the sperm bank and utilize the same for the fertilization process to successfully conceive the baby. Your sample will be shipped in a cryoshipper to the Fertility Clinic where you desire the sample to be shipped once you complete simple documentation and payment of a one time retrieval fee of INR 6,000 (INR Six Thousand Only). Note that it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that the cryoshipper is sent back to LifeCell’s Laboratory. For Penta and Deca plan clients, the first retrieval will be free of cost if the Specimen is transported to a designated ART Clinic / Hospital.
LifeCell shall make available the sample for transfer within 14 days from its laboratory to the designated Fertility Clinic/Hospital using cryo shippers carrying all the handling instructions.
You need to submit the below documents for
Your sperm sample will be released upon verification of above details and on receipt of shipment charges and security deposit.
Your sperm will be preserved in three separate straws from a single collection, which gives you three opportunities to use your sperm for conception via ART. However, this completely depends on your doctor who is offering you the treatment and their requirements.
No. The use of stored sperm for home insemination is strictly forbidden as per law. LifeCell will not be responsible for the consequences of such a forbidden procedure. The sample would be released only to a Fertility Clinic for insemination under supervision by an authorized medical practitioner.
You would be required to pay the below charges for transportation of your sample to any domestic or international location of your choice where you wish to undergo treatment. Security Deposit: A refundable security deposit of Rs.15,000 towards the cryoshipper which shall be refunded once the cryoshipper is retired to LifeCell in good condition within the stipulated period.
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