Ovulation Testing at Home
WHEN TO START TESTING
Cycle Day 1 is the first day you see menstrual bleeding
(Cycle Day 1 "CD 1").
The last day of your cycle is the day BEFORE you bleed.
on Cycle Day
Note: If your menstrual cycle is longer than 35 days or shorter than 21 days,
consult your physician for the recommended day to start testing,
or ask Mama Kath click to send E-mail
TIPS FOR TESTING
- Test in the late afternoon.
- When you know you are going to test, limit drinking excess fluids to insure potent urine sample.
- If you are collecting urine to test more than an hour later, use a clean, dry container and refrigerate. If refrigerated, allow it to warm to room temperature before testing.
- Wait 3 minutes for result to develop.
- Read test between 3 -5 minutes.
A: Yes, a timer is suggested to monitor the observation time.
The color intensity of both the test and the control bands increases over time.
The rate of increase may different between the two bands.
Thus the test should be read within the specified time (3-5 minutes).
A: No, you can stop testing when you detect your LH surge
and save the remaining tests for next month, if necessary :o}.
A: Make sure enough urine (5 drops) is applied to the sample well.
If you do not see that the urine has migrated up the membrane through the window,
the test is void.
A: If you are pregnant, have recently been pregnant or have reached menopause,
you may get a misleading result. This may also be true if you are taking drugs
or receiving injections, which contain hCG or LH.
A: If the LH surge is not detected after 5 days of testing,
you may have miscalculated your test start day.
Continue testing with the same brand of Ovulation Predictor Kit
(do not switch brands).
If you LH surge is not detected, consult your physician.
If I can help you interpret results contact Mama Kath via email.