What is an At Home Ovarian Reserve Test?
The myLAB Box at home ovarian reserve test measures the level of follicle-stimulating (FSH) in the blood. In women, FSH helps manage the menstrual cycle and stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs.
What is an At Home Ovarian Reserve Test used for?
An Ovarian Reserve test is often used to check the hormone (FSH) that correlates with a woman’s ability to produce eggs that can be fertilized for pregnancy. A woman’s ovaries can make thousands of eggs during her childbearing years. This number declines as she ages. FSH levels help correlate the stimulating potential of the ovaries to produce eggs.
If you are a woman of childbearing age, it is recommended to have the test done on certain days of your menstrual cycle. In women, FSH helps manage the menstrual cycle and stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs. The test is used to help evaluate: Menopause, women who have Polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS), ovarian cysts, and abnormal vaginal or menstrual bleeding.
Why do I need an At Home Ovarian Reserve test?
You may need an Ovarian Reserve test if you are a woman who is having difficulty getting pregnant. Your doctor may use the test to predict whether you will respond well to a specific treatment, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
What do I need to do to prepare for the At Home Ovarian Reserve test?
Your health care provider may tell you to temporarily stop taking certain medicines that may affect test results. These include: Birth control pills, Antibiotics such as ampicillin or tetracycline, Corticosteroids, DHEA, Estrogen, Medicine to manage mental disorders (such as phenothiazine), and Testosterone
DO NOT stop or change your medicines without talking to your provider first.
What do the Results Of My At Home Ovarian Reserve Test Mean?
If you are a woman trying to get pregnant, your results can help show what your chances are for conceiving. It can also help you decide when to try to get pregnant.
High FSH levels in women may be present: During or after menopause, When receiving hormone therapy, Due to certain types of tumor in the pituitary gland, and due to Turner syndrome
Low FSH levels in women may be present due to: Being very underweight or having had recent rapid weight loss, Not producing eggs (not ovulating), Parts of the brain (the pituitary gland or hypothalamus) not producing normal amounts, and Pregnancy.
If you have further questions about your results, talk to your health care provider.
Included: 1 Ovarian Reserve kit, and a pre-addressed return envelope (Postage Paid)