A rapid test for measuring Menopause in whole blood /serum /plasma
with the use of Novatrend TM fluorescence Immunoassay Analyzer. For professional in vitro diagnostic use only.
Application And Description:
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 estrogen, it increases its
production of FSH, which normally regulates the development of a
female’s eggs.1-3. 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.4,5
The FSH Test cassette is a rapid test that quantitatively detects
the FSH level in Whole Blood /Serum/Plasma specimen. The test
utilizes a combination of antibodies including a monoclonal
anti-FSH antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of FSH. The
minimum detection level is 10mIU/mL.
How to use?
Refer to Novatrend TM Fluorescence Immunoassay Analyzer Operation Manual for the
complete instructions on use of the Test. The test should be
conducted in room temperature.
Allow the test, specimen, buffer and/or controls to reach room
temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing.
1. Turn on the Analyzer power. Then according to the need, select
“Standard Test” or“Quick Test” mode.
2. Take out the ID card and insert it into the Analyzer ID Card
3. Squeeze 75μL Whole Blood /Serum/Plasma into the buffer tube by
pipette; mix the specimen and the buffer well.
4. Add diluted specimen with a Pipette: Pipette 75μL diluted
specimen into the sample well of the test cassette. Start the timer
at the same time.
5. There are two test modes for Novatrend TM Fluorescence Immunoassay Analyzer, Standard Test mode and Quick
Test mode. Please refer to the user manual of Novatrend TM Fluorescence Immunoassay Analyzer for details.
“Quick Test” mode: After 15 minutes of adding sample, Insert the
test cassette into the Analyzer, click “QUICK TEST”, fill the test
information and click "NEW TEST" immediately.
The Analyzer will automatically give the test result after a few
“Standard Test” mode: Insert the test cassette into the Analyzer
immediately after adding specimen, click “STANDARD TEST”, fill the
test information and click "NEW TEST" at the same time, The
Analyzer will automatically countdown 15 minutes. After the
countdown, the Analyzer will give the result at once.
|Catalogue Number||Item Name||Sample||Test Range||KIT size|
|FI-FSH-402||FSH Test Cassette||WB/S/P||1~100 mIU/mL||10T/25T|