Ovulation Testing at Home


  • When to Start Testing
  • Tips for Ovulation Testing
  • Predicting Ovulation is the The Key to Success!
  • Questions & Answers
  • Help from Mama Kath

  • WHEN TO START TESTING

    If you have no idea, start testing 5 days after menstrual bleeding stops. 

    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.  

    Total Length of
    Cycle (Days)
    Begin Testing
    on Cycle Day
    21
    6
    22
    7
    23
    8
    24
    9
    25
    10
    26
    11
    27
    12
    28
    13
    29
    14
    30
    15
    31
    16
    32
    17
    33
    18
    34
    19
    35
    20
    36
    21
    37
    22
    38
    23
    39
    24
    40
    25

    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.
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  • Q: Is timing critical in getting an accurate result?
    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).

  • Q: Do I continue testing after the LH surge is detected?
    A: No, you can stop testing when you detect your LH surge
    and save the remaining tests for next month, if necessary :o}.

  • Q: What if neither the test band nor the reference band appears in the window?
    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.

  • Q: What could interfere with my test result?
    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.

  • Q: What if the LH surge is not detected?
    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.



              
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