Is Your Home Fertility Test Really Accurate? Maybe Not Says A New Study.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, have found that common at-home fertility tests may be misleading women who...
Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, have found that common at-home fertility tests may be misleading women who are attempting to become pregnant. According to the new research, your at-home fertility test may indicate that you're less fertile than you actually are. The study notes that FSH may be to blame. FSH is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland. Fertility tests respond to FSH amounts and based on amounts help gauge how fertile you are or are not. The new study says that FSH levels may not accurately indicate how fertile you are. The study did find that AMH, another hormone, was a more accurate gauge of fertility. A major issue with this though, is that AMH can only be measured in blood not urine. According to lead researcher Anne Steiner, more research and testing is needed to figure out the accuracy of these new findings, but overall, it's something to think about if you're using home fertility tests. *Source

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