The Menopause Test (FSH rapid test midstream) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in urine to aid in the detection of menopause. For self-testing in vitro diagnostic use only. The test utilises a combination of antibodies including monoclonal anti-FSH antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of 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. The test contains anti-FSH particles and anti-FSH coated on the membrane
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 and 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. Therefore, 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.
Please ensure that you read the instructions for use before taking this test
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(2 tests per pack)
Our tests will not be accepted for travel to Hong Kong.
If you have tested positive it is highly likely that you are entering perimenopause or menopause. If you are below 45 you should contact your GP or one of our GPs for further blood tests and support. If you are over 45 you do not need to do anything unless you are struggling with symptoms. If you are experiencing troublesome symptoms please contact your GP.
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