Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Reveal Menopause Test from Walgreens

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·         Tests urine
·         Built-in control system
·         Shelf-life up to 18 - 24 months

In Less Than 5 Minutes, Elevated levels of hFSH

·         Tests Urine
·         Built-In Control System
·         Shelf-Life Up to 18 - 24 Months

The Reveal Midstream Menopause Test uses antibodies, highly specific to FSH, to detect the presence of FSH in urine. If you obtain a positive result from this test, it indicates that you may reach menopause and you should see your doctor for professional assistance.

FSH (Follicle-stimulating hormone) is an important hormone that initiates the growth and development of ovarian follicles during the female menstrual cycle. These follicles secrete estradiol, which controls the circulating levels of FSH. At the menopause stage, there is a decrease in estradiol secretion due to the diminished ovarian function and as a result, the FSH levels increase significantly.

To begin testing, open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch. Remove test kit from the pouch.  Hold the Thumb Grip and place the absorbent wick of the device into your urine stream for about 10 seconds.  Point the absorbent tip downward; place the absorbent tip in urine stream for at least 10 seconds to be thoroughly wet.  Otherwise, you can collect your urine into a clean cup and dip at least 4/5 of the absorbent pad into the urine for at least 10 seconds.  Re-cap the device and wait for colored bands to appear.

Negative: Only one color band appears on the control region. No apparent band on the test region. There is no pregnancy.

Positive: Distinct color bands appear on the control and test regions. Both test line and control line indicates that you are most likely experiencing menopause. Color intensity of the test bands may vary. Different stages of menopause have different concentrations of (hFSH) hormone.

Invalid: No visible band at all. Repeat test with a new test kit.

Cost: $11

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