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Quest Product Inc. Release: FDA-Approved, Reusable, Ovulation Management Test Now Available Nationwide


10/19/2005 5:09:31 PM

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- For women concerned about getting pregnant, there is now a new, affordable and reusable, at-home test available nationwide that can tell from a sample of a woman's saliva if she is ovulating. For less than $29, Ovulation Scope accurately predicts a woman's peak likelihood to become pregnant.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031216/CGTU009 )

"Until now, women have had few affordable and convenient options to help them determine when during their menstrual cycle they are most fertile and likely to become pregnant," said Marla Tobin, M.D. and board-certified family physician. "Ovulation Scope provides women with an inexpensive, convenient and natural method to family planning."

Just the size of a tube of lipstick, Ovulation Scope includes a built in mini-microscope. When a woman ovulates, her estrogen levels increase as well as the salt levels in her saliva. When a saliva deposit is placed on the Ovulation Scope, the salts will form a ferning pattern within ten minutes indicating with approximately 98 percent accuracy, if she is in a fertile period of her menstrual cycle.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than nine million women seek medical help to discuss their chances of becoming pregnant while ten percent of all births are unwanted births. Further, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine reports that on average, one cycle of in vitro fertilization costs $12,400.

"When I talk to my patients about pregnancy planning I encourage them to be patient and optimize their chances of becoming pregnant by following a healthy lifestyle," said Dr. Tobin. "The Ovulation Scope is a good, affordable first step to giving women more information about their menstrual cycle before seeing a specialist which can be costly."

Quest Products, Inc. located in Libertyville, Illinois develops and markets a wide variety of high quality, innovative consumer products. Quest Products are distributed in retail chains nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Rite Aid and Eckerd Drug. For more information about the Company's brands and product lines, please visit questproductsinc.com or call 800-650-0113.

Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031216/CGTU009AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/PRN Photo Desk, +1-888-776-6555 or +1-212-782-2840 Quest Products, Inc.

CONTACT: Don Ryan or Mark Milliman of Quest Products, Inc.,+1-800-650-0113, or Nora Plunkett of The Reilly Group, +1-312-642-0789, ext.204



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