FSH Rapid Test Midstream Rapid Test Kits Detection For Follicle Stimulating Hormone-Dipstick
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The FSH Rapid Test Dipstick (Urine) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in urine to aid in the detection of menopause.
Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation but is usually not scientifically diagnosed until one full year after a woman’s menstrual periods have stopped. The period leading up to menopause, and the 12 months following, is known as perimenopause. Many women experience symptoms during this time including hot flashes, irregular menstrual cycles, sleep disorders, vaginal dryness, hair loss, anxiety and mood swings, short-term memory loss and fatigue.
The onset of perimenopause is caused by changes in the levels of hormones in the female body that regulate the menstrual cycle. As the body produces less and less estro/gen, it increases its production of FSH, which normally regulates the development of a female’s eggs.
Therefore, testing for FSH can help determine whether a woman is in the perimenopause stage. If a woman knows she is perimenopausal, she can take the appropriate steps to keep her body healthy and avoid the health risks associated with menopause, which include osteoporosis, increased blood pressure and cholesterol, and increased risk of heart disease.
The FSH Rapid Test Dipstick is a rapid test that qualitatively detects the FSH level in urine specimen at the sensitivity of 25 mIU/mL. The test utilizes a combination of antibodies including a monoclonal anti-FSH antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of FSH.
The FSH Rapid Test Dipstick is a qualitative, lateral flow immunoassay for the qualitative detection of human Follicle Stimulating Hormone in urine to evaluate the onset of menopause in women. The test utilizes a combination of antibodies including a monoclonal anti-FSH antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of FSH.
The assay is conducted by immersing the test strip in a urine specimen and observing the formation of colored lines. The specimen migrates via capillary action along the membrane to react with the colored conjugate. Positive specimens react with the specific antibody-FSH colored conjugate to form a colored line at the test line region of the membrane which is darker than or the same shade as the line in the control line
To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear in the control line region, indicating that the proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Allow the test, urine specimen and/or controls to reach room temperature (15- 30°C) prior to testing.
1. Determine the day to begin testing. (See the above section: “WHEN TO START TESTING”).
2. Bring the pouch or closed canister to room temperature before opening it. Remove the test dipstick from the sealed pouch or closed canister and use it as soon as possible.
NOTE: For canister packaging, immediately close the canister tightly after removing the required number of the test dipstick(s). Record the initial opening date on the canister. Once the canister has been opened, the remaining test dipstick(s) are stable for 90 days only.
3. With arrows pointing toward the urine specimen, immerse the test dipstick vertically in the urine specimen for at least 10-15 seconds. Do not pass the maximum line (MAX) on the test dipstick when immersing the dipstick. See illustration below.
4. Place the test dipstick on a non-absorbent flat surface, start the timer and wait for the colored line(s) to appear. Read results at 3 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
(Please refer to the illustration above)
POSITIVE: Two lines are visible and the line in test line region (T) is the same as or darker than the line in the control line region (C). A positive result means that the FSH level is higher than normal. Record the results and see the chart below to interpret results.
NEGATIVE: Two lines are visible, but the line in the test line region (T) is lighter than the line in the control line region (C), or there is no line in the test line region (T). A negative result means that the FSH level is not elevated at this time.
Record the results and see the chart below to interpret results.
INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test. If the problem persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact your local distributor.
Sensitivity and Specificity
The FSH Rapid Test Dipstick can detect FSH at concentrations of 25 mIU/mL or greater. The addition of LH (1,000 mIU/mL), hCG (100 mIU/mL), and TSH (1,000 µIU/mL) to negative (0 mIU/mL FSH) and positive (25 mIU/mL FSH) specimens showed no cross-reactivity
Positive Agreement: 100.0% (96.6%-100.0%)*
Negative Agreement: 100% (95.7%-99.9%)*
Overall Agreement: 100% (97.1%-99.9%)*
*95% Confidence Interval
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