Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation, usually confirmed when a woman has missed her periods for 12 consecutive months. Perimenopause is the period leading up to menopause, and the 12 months following it. Therefore, testing for FSH can help determine whether a woman is in the perimenopause stage or not.
The ‘FSH One Step Menopause Test Device’ detects the FSH level in urine specimen at the sensitivity of 25 mIU/mL. The test selectively detects the elevated levels of FSH utilizing a combination of antibodies including a monoclonal anti-FSH antibody.
Types of Menopause test:
• Perimenopause: The perimenopause period onsets due to the changes in the levels of hormones in the female body that regulate the menstrual cycle. During this period, many women experience symptoms like hot flashes, irregular menstrual cycles, sleep disorders, vaginal dryness, hair loss, anxiety and mood swings, fatigue and short-term memory loss. The ‘FSH One Step Menopause Test Device’ helps in detecting the elevated levels of FSH in urine and determines whether a woman is in perimenopause period. This helps to diagnose the health issues that are raised due to perimenopause appropriately.
• Menopause: Many health risks like osteoporosis, increased blood pressure and cholesterol, heart disease are associated with Menopause. For women who didn’t have had menstrual cycle for the past 12 months, the ‘FSH One Step Menopause Test’ helps in determining whether the Menopause has occurred or not.
When to take test:
• If the subject is still having periods monthly, the first test should be done during the first week of menstrual cycle, between 2 and 7 days. The test should be repeated again one week later.
If the subject is no longer having periods regularly, the first test can be done at any time of the month and the second test should be done one week later.
Many women may have little or no trouble while going through the stages of Menopause. However, for those having the health issues mentioned above, the FSH One Step Menopause Test Device helps by informing about their current health condition, where they can take appropriate steps to keep their body healthy and avoid health risks associated with Menopause.
By Williams Hernandez
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