FertilCheck

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Introduction
Our FertilCheck Female Fertility is a simple to use screening test that enables women to determine if it is possible they have reduced fertility. This fast and reliable test works by detecting raised levels of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) in urine – an indication of reduced ovarian reserve.
Also available within our couples pack, FertilTests.

Key Benefits
FertilCheck can help you learn more about your fertility potential in the privacy and comfort of your own home
Two tests per pack
Over 99% accurate
Results in 5 minutes
It’s a simple and easy to use midstream urine test, that detects raised levels of FSH which can be a sign of reduced ovarian reserve

Why should you use FertilCheck?
A woman’s fertility starts to decline after she gets to 30 and the decline gradually accelerates until she gets to menopause. This reduction in fertility is reflected in a similar gradual increase in the hormone FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). Rising levels of FSH tend to be associated with reduced fertility. The FSH hormone can also be raised in women with irregular periods and without doubt will steadily rise as a woman gets older. As menopause approaches the levels get particularly high and act as an early warning system for peri-menopause.

Our FertilCheck Female Fertility home diagnostic screening test is a rapid test of FSH concentration in urine. The kit contains two ECOstrip™Midstream Female Fertility tests and an instruction leaflet, and if both test results are positive it is an indicator of reduced fertility. The test is greater than 99% accurate.

With this test a negative result is going to be good news although it’s not proof of fertility. A positive test result suggests that fertility is reduced and we recommend that a woman see her doctor to discuss the results and perhaps have more tests done.

How to use
Always read the instruction leaflet provided with your test before using it.

Hold the test in your urine stream or dip the absorbent tip of the test vertically into urine collected into a clean dry container for 10 to 15 seconds. If testing in your urine stream, it should be done midstream meaning that you pass some urine before you place the test in the stream.

Replace the cap and lay the test flat with the windows facing upwards and wait for 5 minutes before reading results, do not read the result after 10 minutes.

Read your results:
A. A positive result is indicated by the presence of two red lines, one in the test window and one in the control window. The line in the test window must be the same or darker red than the line in the control window. If you get a positive result, we recommend that you discuss this with your doctor who will be able to carry out further tests.

B. A negative result is indicated by either the presence of two red lines where the line in the test window is a lighter red than the line in the control window or when there is no line in the test window at all.

C. Result is invalid if no red line appears in the control window, even if a line appears in the test window. If this happens, we recommend that you repeat the test with a new test.
1. How does the test work?
The FertilCheck Female Fertility Test measures FSH is your urine and can tell you whether your body is producing excess FSH, which can be an indication of reduced ovarian reserve.

2. When can I use the test?
It is recommended that you use the test using your first your of the day, as it contains the most FSH and will give you a more accurate result. It can be performed at any time during the month and you can repeat the 1 week later. If you want to check your result.

3. How will I know the test has worked?
The appearance of a red line in the control window of the test tells you that you have followed the test procedure properly and the right amount of urine has been absorbed. If you do not see a red line in the control window, you should repeat the test with a new test. The test is not re-useable.

4. I received a positive result. Can I stop using contraception?
Please don’t stop using contraception if you get a positive result because this is a screening test for raised FSH levels which is just one aspect of fertility. It is not intended to determine whether you should use contraception or not.

5. How accurate is the test?
A clinical evaluation was conducted comparing the results obtained using the FertilCheck Female Fertility Test to another commercially available test that also gave visible results. The study included 350 urine samples from 70 menstrual cycles. The FertilCheck Female Fertility Test has been shown to be 99% accurate when compared to the results of the other commercially available test.

6. How sensitive is the FertilCheck Female Fertility Test?
The FertilCheck Female Fertility Test detects follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in urine at concentrations of 25mlU/ml or higher.