As I am sure you are aware a woman's fertility starts to decline after she gets to 30 but what you probably did not know is that the hormone F.S.H. (follicle stimulating hormone) is intimately involved with a woman's fertility and rising levels tend to be associated with reduced fertility. F.S.H. is the hormone that maintains the regular function of your ovaries and sex hormones and is a useful aid to assessing your fertility.
This test is especially useful for women with irregular cycles and women aged 30 or over. 3 tests are included and if all 3 test results are positive it is an indicator of reduced fertility.
How good are these tests?
These tests have been fully tested and approved for use for home use by both the FDA (USA) and the CE (European Community).
What does the test involve?
This test is suitable for you to do at home and measures the levels of F.S.H. in a sample of your urine (includes 3 tests).
Why do I need this test?
The hormone F.S.H. can be raised in women with irregular periods and will steadily rise as a woman gets older. As menopause approaches the levels get particularly high and act as an early warning system. With this test a negative result is going to be good news although its not proof of fertility. A positive test result suggests your fertility is reduced and we recommend that you see your doctor to discuss the results and perhaps have more tests done.
When do you use the Tests?
The first morning urine is recommended because it contains the highest levels of F.S.H. Testing at any other time of the day may give false negative test results. You should take the first test on Day 3, i.e. 3 days after you start your period. Test 2 should be carried 7 days later and the third test 7 days after the second test.
What do the results mean?
A positive result is where the test line is as dark or darker than the control line.
If the test result is Positive, then you must repeat the test one week later using the second test to confirm the result. F.S.H elevates for short periods in normal cycles but it is the extended elevation of F.S.H., which could indicate a fertility problem or pre-menopausal state. If the second and/or the third test is also positive you should make an appointment to visit your doctor. A positive result means that F.S.H. levels are high, this can be an indicator of pre-menopausal state and if symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flushes, mood swings, insomnia and fatigue exist, you should discuss your result and symptoms with your doctor.
A Negative Test result indicates that your F.S.H. levels are not raised. However, if you do have irregular periods or any menopausal-like symptoms we still recommend you see your doctor.
If a red line appears in the test region but there is no visible line at all in the control region of the strip then the test is Invalid. If no lines appear anywhere on the test strip then the test is also invalid and should be repeated using another test strip.
CE and FDA Marked for Home Self Testing
Simple, one step easy to use system.
Easy to read results.
Each test is individually foil wrapped.
The tests are 99% accurate and results can be read in less than 5 minutes.
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