About Ovulation Tests
Packaging: Tests are individually wrapped in foil pouch containing harmless absorbent desiccant added for product freshness.
Size: Strips are 2.5mm wide and 85mm long.
How do Ovulation Tests work
These kits test the hormone levels in your urine to find out when you're at your most fertile. Please follow these simple steps to get as correct reading as possible:
1. Collect a urine sample missing the very first pee in the morning (morning rather than afternoon urine sample is recommended for more accurate reading). Reduce liquid intake few hours before testing. For best results, try to collect urine at about the same time each day when conducting the tests.
2. Dip the strip into the urine sample. Make sure the arrow drawn on the test is pointing down towards the water sample. DO NOT dip past the MAX line. After 10 seconds lay the strip on flat, dry surface.
3. Read the result within 10 minutes. Reading after longer than 10 minutes is not considered as curate.
4. If the Test Line is at least as dark as Control Line, than read the result as POSITIVE. In this case you will be ovulating 24 – 48 hours after the test was taken.
However if the Test Line is lighter than Control Line, the result is NEGATIVE.
It is never easy to determine when to start testing. Here is a little helping guide:
Menstrual Cycle Beginning Time of Testing
21-22 days The 6th day
23-24 days The 7th day
25 days The 8th day
26 days The 9th day
27 days The 10th day
28 days The 11th day
29 days The 12th day
30 days The 13th day
31 days The 14th day
32 days The 15th day
33 days The 16th day
34 days The 17th day
35 days The 18th day
36 days The 19th day
37 days The 20th day
38 days The 21st day
Learning as much as you can about your body is always an additional help when determining when at your most fertile days. There are some helpful tips:
- Increased amount of cervical mucus. Once your cervical mucus resembles raw egg white, you will be considered to be at your most fertile time.
- Rise in body temperature. If you do take your basal temperature regurlary you will notice sharp rise, which generally means that you have already ovulated and the egg has been released. Note, that you are the most fertile 2 – 3 days before your body temperature rise.
- Lower abdominal discomfort or pain in right/left side of your abdomen. It is quite common for women to feel when they are ovulating. The discomfort/pain can vary from mild cramping sensation to uncomfortable pain, lasting anywhere between few minutes to few hours.
- Breast tenderness.
- Increased sex drive.
Do not expect to ovulate every month. You might randomly not ovulate and therefore not get positive result each month.
Only pink lines on tests are indicating positive/negative result. Grey lines or no lines on tests are indicating invalid test. In this case you will need to retest.
The urine can be stored at room temperature for up to 8 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Do not freeze. If sample was refrigerated, it must be equilibrated to room temperature before testing.
Read directions for use carefully before performing this test. Pay attention to the position of the C and T line .
Do not use beyond the labelled expiry date.
Do not reuse the test devices. Discard it in the dustbin after single use.
Do not use if pouch is damaged or opened.
Do not touch the membrane located within the windows.
Once open the pouch, the test device should be used immediately. Prolonged exposure to ambient humidity will cause product deterioration.