About Us

Fertility Check

Fertility Check is a cork fertility clinic established in 2012 to provide Irish men with a dedicated fertility testing service.
A key feature of this service is to provide testing in a discrete, efficient and reassuring manner.
Fertility Check caters for men both at the early stages of investigation for infertility and also for those requiring more advanced comprehensive testing.
Services range from a simple approximation of sperm count to in-depth analysis at a genetic level.
The postal service allows Vasectomy patients an easier alternative route of testing post-operation.

The Fertility Check website contains information relating to both male and female reproductive testing. This allows couples to make more informed decisions about the types of tests available to investigate infertility. It should also help with the interpretation of results.

We understand that the subject of fertility can be a very private and personal matter.

We will do our best to help you find answers and solutions to issues related to your reproductive health.

Background of the Founder

Dr Michelle O’Connor has worked with male infertility patient services since the completion of her PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics. This involved research in University College Cork, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark and the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah.

She is a member of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) and successfully participated in the NEQAS (UK National External Quality Assessment Service) external quality assessment for reproductive medicine laboratories scheme.

Fertility Check was supported by The Cork City Enterprise Board Ltd., in an initiative funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union Structural funds Programme of 2007-2013. (http://www.corkceb.ie)


Semen Analysis - Patient Review

"I had been trying to conceive for over 6 months to no avail and attended my gp who started a fertility check work up, to date all is normal tg, so it had come to the point where my husband needed to have a semen analysis. This is not something that people do on a regular basis and both my husband and I were really, really worried and felt vulnerable about this test.

When I went to visit my acupuncturist the next week, he gave me all of the contact details for cork fertility check clinic.

I plucked up the courage once again and phoned this clinic. The professional on the other end of the phone was extremely courteous and mannerly, she guided me in the right direction how to book on line, and told me to ring back at any stage if I was having problems with anything. So we booked the slot that suited us best on line, payed with visa, received our pack in the post next day (no need to collect anything at the clinic and there is a 2 hour window for the sample to be produced and dropped to the clinic). When my husband was delivering the sample to the clinic, they asked if he would like to wait 30 mins for the test results, and if not, they would contact him directly before 5 pm if they had any concerns over the sample.

You can imagine the relief when there was no phone call and next morning in the post were his test results and all the WHO parameters beside the test breakdown so really easy to read. I forgot to mention that I had been e mailing dr Michelle o Connor over the few days previously with concerns and queries and I have never had such a prompt reply to anything within the health service like she did, and so supportive of everything.

Tg all was fine for us in that department also, so fingers crossed and pg all will work out for us and other couples going through the same procedures. I would like to sincerely thank dr michelle I Connor and all of her staff on our dealings with them throughout a very stressful time for us, I would highly recommend anyone going through this vulnerable and worrying stage of their lives, to get in contact with the cork fertility check clinic and they really do all the hard work for you.

I wish them every success in their future.

A million thanks"

- Cork County Patient

Post Vasectomy Test - Patient Review

I just wanted to thank you for an amazingly efficient service. I posted a sample on Monday for my husbands post vasectomy check and I had the results in the post today. If only everything else in Ireland ran with such precision!

- Dublin Patient

'WhatClinic.com Reviews' - Patient Reviews

Fertility Check in the News

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Fertility Check In the News
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