If you do not have menstrual cycles you can collect the sample on any day.This would include women with hysterectomy, amenorrhea (abnormal absence of menses in women of reproductive age) and/or uterine/endometrial ablation (destruction of the uterine lining).
• If you have a ‘normal’ menstrual cycle then you should collect on day 19, 20 or 21 (counting the 1st day of bleeding as day 1)
• If you have irregular or unpredictable menstrual cycles you can collect any day they are not bleeding.
• If you have some kind of cycle regularity but not at the typical lengths, you should follow these guidelines for collection: Long cycles – test at day 19-21 or from day 19 to 5 days prior to when the period is expected.For example, if the cycle is 35 days, collection can be done anytime between day 19 to day 30.
• Short cycles – collection should be done a couple of days prior to when bleeding starts.For example, someone with 14 day cycles should collect on day 12.
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