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Five ways new ‘at home’ testing kit is helping women to improve their reproductive health

BY READERS DIGEST

31st Jan 2022 Wellbeing

Five ways new ‘at home’ testing kit is helping  women to improve their reproductive health
A unique ‘at home’ kit designed for women looking to improve their reproductive health has recently become available in the UK.
ScreenMe is the latest in FemTech which provides fertility health testing, as well as tailored nutritional and wellness advice, and can also help provide women with the best possible chance of a healthy conception and pregnancy either now or in the future.
Founded by Dr Golnoush Golshirazi and Cambridge University friend Lukasz Ciszewski, the duo brought together a team of scientists, medical doctors and nutritionists in order to make reproductive healthcare accessible for everyone.
So, what does ScreenMe include?
  • Hormone and health tests – ScreenMe includes a comprehensive hormone and health test including Oestrogen, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinising Hormone (LH), Egg reserve Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH), Prolactin, Testosterone, Free Androgen Index, Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG), Thyroid Function, Lipid Profile, Diabetes Marker (HbA1c), Vitamins (D, B12, folate), Minerals (including iron profile, zinc and magnesium) and Microbiome profile for Gut and Vaginal Health. All of these tests are taken at home on receipt of the ScreenMe box. These need to posted back on the same day as the tests are taken to the laboratory, using the pre-paid envelope provided.
  • Reporting and consultation – ScreenMe provide one NHS medical doctor’s report, a scientist microbiome report, and three one-to-one consultations over a six-month period with a ScreenMe health professional. Results and reports can be viewed on the dashboard on the ScreenMe platform.
  • Nutritional advice – ScreenMe provide nutritionist reports, along with tailored food, recipes and recommended supplements. This includes how to improve reproductive health, egg and endometrium quality and manage conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis through tailored foods, which supplements to take and how to avoid toxins that harm fertility. The ScreenMe nutritionists spent time reviewing and selecting the highest quality supplements and health products available on the market.
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