Women are wasting their time and money buying do-at-home menopause testing kits, doctors have warned.
The urine tests are not predictive enough to tell whether a woman is going through the phase when her periods will stop, doctors have told the BBC.
The tests, which give a result within minutes, accurately measure levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which helps manage the menstrual cycle. But experts say it is not a reliable marker of the menopause or perimenopause.
Dr Annice Mukherjee, a leading menopause and hormone doctor from the Society of Endocrinology, told the