Hair loss, anxiety and mood swings, short-term memory loss and fatigue are some other possible symptoms.
As the test begins to work, you may notice a light pink color or horizontal lines flowing through the Test and Reference Windows. Wait 3 minutes from the time you held the Absorbent Tip in the urine to read the results. If no result appears, wait one minute longer. Do not read the result after 8 minutes have passed.
Menopause Test Questions and Answers
1. How does the menopause predictor test work?
As your body ages and produces less estrogen, FSH levels increase as the hormone tries to stimulate the ovaries to produce a healthy egg. This test measures FSH and can tell you whether your body is producing too much FSH because of low estrogen levels. This can signal that you are in the perimenopause stage.
2. When can I use the test?
We recommend performing the test using first morning urine as it contains the most hormone. This will give the most accurate result. If you are still menstruating, we recommend testing during the first week of your cycle (see “WHEN TO TEST”) and then retesting 1 week later.
3. If I see pink shading or horizontal lines in the result windows, is this normal?
After urine is added, you will see a pink color gradually move across the Test and Reference windows. You may also see horizontal streaks. This is completely normal and indicates that the test is working properly.
4. I am not sure that I held the test in my urine stream long enough. Will I still get an accurate result?
In order to get an accurate result, you should hold the Absorbent Tip of the Test in your urine stream for at least 10 seconds and wait 3 minutes to read the result. If the line in the Reference Window fails to develop, you should repeat the test.
5. Can I make contraceptive decisions based on the results of this test?
No. This test cannot determine fertility. Continue to use contraception until your test results have been confirmed by your doctor.
6. How accurate is the test?
In laboratory clinical studies, the test was shown to be >99% accurate when compared with another over-the-counter menopause test. In consumer studies, the test was shown to be >94% accurate overall.
7. How will I know the test worked?
You must see a line in the Reference Window. If after 3-4 minutes you do not see a line in the Reference Window, then the test did not work properly. (Please refer to INVALID RESULT.) You should review the instructions and repeat with a new test.
8. Do alcohol or common medications affect the test?
No, alcohol or common medications should not affect the test results, but you should consult your physician if you are taking any hormonal medication. Oral contraceptive use and pregnancy could also affect the test results.
How to Read the Results
Two lines are visible and the color intensity of the Test Line (T) is the same as the Reference Line (R).
Two lines are visible and the color intensity of the Test Line (T) is darker than the Reference Line (R). A positive result means that your FSH level is higher than normal. Record your results in the table to the right. See the chart below to interpret your results.
Two lines are visible, but the Test Line (T) is lighter than the Reference Line (R).
There is a Reference Line (R), but there is NO visible Test Line (T). A negative result means that your FSH levels are not elevated at this time. Record your results in the table to the right. See the chart below to interpret your results.
If you see no Reference Line (R) after 3-4 minutes, the result is invalid. You should repeat the test. The test is not reusable. The most likely reasons for an invalid result are that not enough urine sample was used, or the test was performed the wrong way. Review the “HOW TO USE” section and repeat with a new test.
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