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THE FERTILITY TESTOR

THE FERTILITY TESTOR In previous issues of The Journal it has been demonstrated that the fertile period of the menstrual cycle can be concurrently identified by detecting a rise in the glucose content of the cervical mucous cascade utilizing Tes-Tape (paper impregnated with the enzyme, glucose oxidase) on either a swab1 or a tampon.2Gluconic acid, the endproduct, is converted to hydrogen peroxidase which, in the presence of traces of orthotolidine, produces a blue color that can be seen as shades of green when viewed on a yellow strip. The glucose present in the cervical mucus may be partly from aspirated liquor folliculi, but most of it is from glycolysis within the cervix itself.2 A recent positive test from the cervix and cul-de-sac fluid of a patient who had previously undergone supracervical hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy without oophorectomy demands such a conclusion. Both techniques required further improvement to minimize the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

THE FERTILITY TESTOR

JAMA , Volume 170 (1) – May 2, 1959

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1959.63010010004009b
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Abstract

In previous issues of The Journal it has been demonstrated that the fertile period of the menstrual cycle can be concurrently identified by detecting a rise in the glucose content of the cervical mucous cascade utilizing Tes-Tape (paper impregnated with the enzyme, glucose oxidase) on either a swab1 or a tampon.2Gluconic acid, the endproduct, is converted to hydrogen peroxidase which, in the presence of traces of orthotolidine, produces a blue color that can be seen as shades of green when viewed on a yellow strip. The glucose present in the cervical mucus may be partly from aspirated liquor folliculi, but most of it is from glycolysis within the cervix itself.2 A recent positive test from the cervix and cul-de-sac fluid of a patient who had previously undergone supracervical hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy without oophorectomy demands such a conclusion. Both techniques required further improvement to minimize the

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 2, 1959

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