The ripening of the egg is stimulated by the so-called FSH hormone and promotes along with the LH hormone the synthesis of oestrogen. During a normal menstrual cycle FHS demonstrates periodic fluctuations as well as a stark increase at the beginning of the menopause. During the peri-menopausal time (i.e. the period between pre- and post-menopause) the decrease in the influence of progestegen and oestrogen in women with an average age of 51/52 causes a correlating increase in the FSH level by around 10 time and remains at this high level for some time.

The use of FSH as an indicator for the menopause led to the development of the menoCARE-test. Available as practical test strips, it offers the same high level of reliability as the viola pregnancy testing kits.

Usually FSH has an average basal level of 10-20 mlU/ml in both women and men. The menoCARE-test can detect increased FSH at a concentration level of 25 mlU/ml, at which point the strength of the two lines in the test field is compared. The concentration of antibodies in the test and control lines are carefully calibrated so that, for example, a level of 17 mlU/ml in a urine sample would show a negative result, and a level of 25 mlU/ml or more would show a positive result.

Contents: 10 test sets incl. user instructions

Evidence: FSH
Methodology: Quick immunochromatographic test
Sample type: Urine

REF: 430201-10