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Menopause Test

A rapid self-test for the detection of follicle stimulating hormone in urine to evaluate the onset of menopause in women.

  • 99.6% Accuracy
  • CE self-test | MHRA Certified
  • Specimen Type: Urine
About the Test

The Menopause Test utilises a combination of antibodies including monoclonal anti-FSH antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). The assay is conducted by urinating on or immersing the absorbent tip of test midstream in urine, and obtaining the result from the coloured lines.

Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation but is usually not scientifically diagnosed until one full year after a woman’s menstrual periods have stopped. The period leading up to menopause, and the 12 months following, is known as perimenopause. Many women experience symptoms during this time including hot flushes, irregular menstrual cycles, sleep disorders, vaginal dryness, hair loss, anxiety, mood swings, short-term memory loss and fatigue. The onset of perimenopause is caused by changes in the levels of hormones in the female body that regulate the menstrual cycle. As the body produces less and less oestrogen, it increases its production of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which normally regulates the development of a female’s eggs.

Testing for FSH can help determine whether a woman is in the perimenopause stage. If a woman knows she is perimenopausal, she can take the appropriate steps to keep her body healthy and avoid the health risks associated with menopause, which include osteoporosis, increased blood pressure and cholesterol, and increased risk of heart disease.

Instructions

Specimen collection and preparation

The urine specimen must be collected in a clean and dry container. A first morning urine specimen is preferred since it generally contains the highest concentration of FSH; however, urine specimens collected at any time of the day may be used.

When to start testing

• If you are still having monthly periods, take the first test during the first week of your cycle (days 2-7, with day 1 being the first day of menstruation).

If the result is negative but symptoms persist, repeat with the second test one week later.

• If you are no longer having regular periods, take the test at any time during the month and repeat with the second test 1 week later.

Procedure

1. Determine the day to begin testing, as per instructions above.

2. Bring the pouch to room temperature before opening it. Remove the test from the sealed pouch and use it within one hour.

3. Remove the cap of the test and place the absorbent tip in the urine stream or place the absorbent tip (≥2/3) into the urine sample in a clean cup for at least 15 seconds.

4. Replace the cap back on the test, then lay down the product on a clean and stable desk with the test and control window facing upwards. Start the timer immediately.

5. As the test begins to work, you may notice a light coloured flow moving across the test and control window. Read the result at 3 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.

Reading the Results

Read the result at 3 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.

POSITIVE: Two lines are visible and the line in test line region (T) is the same as/or darker than the line in the control line region (C).

A positive result means that the FSH level is higher than normal. Record the results and refer to the chart below to interpret results.

NEGATIVE: Two lines are visible, but the line in the test line region (T) is lighter than the line in the control line region (C), or there is no line in the test line region (T). A negative result means that the FSH level is not elevated at this time. Record the results and see the chart below to interpret results.

INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test. If the problem persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact your local distributor.

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A rapid self-test for the detection of follicle stimulating hormone in urine to evaluate the onset of menopause in women.

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A rapid self-test for the detection of follicle stimulating hormone in urine to evaluate the onset of menopause in women.