This fast, accurate home health test will help you to discover if you have entered the perimenopause phase.
Experiencing symptoms like irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, or sleep disturbances? These could be early signs of menopause. Our Menopause Test Kit helps you understand these changes. By measuring relevant hormone levels, this kit offers clarity and empowers you to manage this significant phase of life proactively. Don’t let uncertainty affect your wellbeing; find out if your symptoms are menopause-related.
In just three minutes, this kit will measure for elevated levels of FSH to help determine whether you have entered the perimenopause stage.
The menopause usually happens when women are between 45 and 55, though it can sometimes happen earlier. It denotes the point in time that a woman stops having periods.
The run-up to the menopause is called the perimenopause, and this can last up to 10 years. Many early menopause symptoms can be caused by the perimenopause, including sleep disturbance, hot flashes/flushes, headaches, depression, anxiety, joint pain, vaginal dryness/pain and difficulty concentrating.
The perimenopause can also cause changes in body shape as weight shifts to the stomach, thighs and hips.
If you are experiencing these or any other menopausal symptoms, it can be helpful to know if you have entered the perimenopause stage, as this may be one way to rule out other causes for these symptoms.
You may also wish to speak to your GP about treatment options if your test shows that your FSH levels are elevated (an indicator of the perimenopause).
Our Menopause Test Kit contains everything you need to test for elevated FSH levels in your own home. This is not a blood test – a urine sample is all that is required.
Inside the box you will find:
1 x set of instructions
1 x sealed test pouch containing:
3 x test devices
This test kit has been developed to provide a fast answer to any woman who suspects that she has entered the perimenopause stage.
For many women, the perimenopause can be tough. As well as physical changes to the body, the strain on mental health can sometimes be challenging, too. For this reason, knowing that you have entered the perimenopause stage can be a good opportunity to seek help and support from those around you – as well as your GP.
When a woman enters the perimenopause, her levels of oestrogen – the main female hormone – rise and fall unevenly and menstrual cycles can fluctuate wildly. Symptoms that are common among menopausal women can present during the perimenopause too, including poor sleep and vaginal dryness.
This test will show whether or not your FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) levels are elevated in your urine. While an elevated reading does not necessarily confirm that you have definitely entered the perimenopause stage, it can help to provide important information if measured at regular intervals.
When to test
If you are still having monthly periods, take the first of the two tests in this pack during the first week of your cycle (days 2-7, with day 1 being the first day of menstruation). If the result is negative but perimenopause symptoms persist, repeat with the second test one week later.
If you have ceased having regular periods, you may take the test at any time during the month. Repeat with the second test one week later.
Specimen collection and preparation
Please note: your urine specimen must be collected in a clean and dry container to avoid interfering with the test results.
If possible, use a first morning urine specimen as it generally contains the highest concentration of follicle stimulating hormone FSH. If this is not possible, urine specimens collected at any time of the day may be used for this at-home menopause test.
How to test
Based on the above information, identify the day to begin testing.
Make sure the pouch is at room temperature before opening. Once you have decided to take the test, remove it from the sealed pouch and use it within one hour.
Remove the cap of the test and place the absorbent tip in the urine stream or place the absorbent tip into the urine sample (please remember to use a clean cup) for at least 15 seconds.
Replace the cap back on the test, then lay down the product on a clean, level surface with the test and control window facing upwards. Start the timer.
As the test begins to develop, you may notice a light-coloured flow moving across the test and control window. Read the result at 3 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.
There are a number of reasons why you may wish to test your FSH levels, including an irregular menstrual cycle, difficulties in getting pregnant or you are experiencing symptoms related to the menopause.
FSH levels can be an indicator of multiple medical issues, including problems with ovarian function, ovarian tumours and infertility. They are also commonly measured to help understand if a woman has entered the perimenopause stage, as FSH levels usually increase during this time.
While the perimenopause is different for every woman, it can be extremely challenging for many – and knowing that you have entered this phase can help you to access the support and/or treatment you need.
No single test can conclusively confirm menopause or that you have entered the perimenopause stage, but if you are experiencing symptoms such as headaches, depression, aches and pains, vaginal dryness, irregular periods, hot flushes, mood changes and sleep problems, then knowing that you also have raised FSH levels is useful information to take to your GP.
Additionally, when a woman knows she is perimenopausal, she can take steps to keep her body healthy. She may also try and avoid some of the health risks associated with menopause, which include increased blood pressure and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
Whether your FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) levels are elevated – an indicator of the perimenopause.