Menopause is a natural stage in a womans life where their menstrual cycle ends and they will no longer be able to get pregnant naturally. Menopause usually occurs for most women between the ages of 45 and 55 years old. Approaching this age range it is common to start to exhibit the symptoms of menopause such as:
Although your period may not have come to a complete stop you may still notice some signs of symptoms of its onset. With confirmatory menopause, your doctor will be able to suggest treatments specifically tailored for you to help ease the symptoms.
Our menopause test is a self-test that can be done in the comfort of your home. It works by detecting the levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in your urine. High amount of FSH have been strongly linked with menopause and anovulation. The test is quick and easy and provides 99.6% accuracy.
Make sure to read all the information in the package before performing the test.
Do not use after best before date.
Store in a cool, dry area at 2C-30C. Do not freeze.
Do not open the packaging of the test cassette unless you are taking the test.
Do not use if any of the components are damaged or broken.
Keep out of reach of children.
Use each test only once.
When should you take the test?
Take the test in the morning, as urine contains most hormones during this time of the day and will be able to provide a higher chance of accurate results.
If you are no longer having regular periods, take the test during any time of the month and take another test a week later.
If you are still having regular periods, take the first during the first week of your period. If results are negative but you are still going through symptoms , take a test again a week later.
How to take the test
Open the packet containing the test cassette and make sure to use it within 1 hour.
Take off the cap on the tip of the cassette and place the absorbent end in the urine stream or place the absorbent end into the urine sample in a clean cup for at least 15 seconds.
Cover the cap on the testing midstream, place the test cassette on a clean surface with the test results facing upwards.
As the test begins to show results, allow 3 minutes to read the results and only interpret the results after 10 minutes. A coloured band or two colour lines should appear to provide you with either positive, negative or invalid results.
Reading the results
POSITIVE - One visible line where the T region is marked and a visible line where the C region is marked.
This result confirms that FSH levels are higher than the average
NEGATIVE - Two lines of where T and C are marked are visible, however the T line is lighter than the marker C or there is no visible line where T is marked.
This result confirms FSH levels are not higher during the time the test was taken.
INVALID - Control (C) marker is not visible and only the T marker is shown.
This can suggest there was insufficient specimen volume or that the test was not taken correctly.
Make sure to read the instructions over and repeat with a new test.
More likely in perimenopause. Consult with a doctor in regards to treatments or methods after menopause. Do not stop taking contraception straightaway.
In early stages of perimenopause. Do not stop taking contraception straightaway.
May be in early stages of perimenopause. Do not stop taking contraception straightaway.
High chance of not experiencing perimenopause this cycle. If symptoms continue, repeat testing the next month or review other possible causes for symptoms.
Menopause has most likely started. A Test can be repeated. Consult with a doctor in regards to treatments or methods after menopause.