Our online ovulation test instructions provide all the information that is needed to use our tests. If used incorrectly, the tests will not be accurate, so please read the entire set of instructions before beginning to test. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The ovulation tests are used to obtain quick visual, semi-quantitative results for early detection of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) in urine samples. The LH surge is used to predict a release of mature ovum within 24-48 hours, at which the patient is most likely to become pregnant.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) plays important roles in the regulating the ovulation and ovarian functions during the menstrual cycle. Normally present in very small concentration in urine, LH rapidly increases in the mid cycle (commonly referred to as "ovulation surge"), usually 1 to 2 days prior to release of the mature ovum (ovulation). By monitoring the surge of LH in urine it is possible to determine the optimal chance for egg fertilization and planned pregnancy.
Prior to administering an ovulation test it is necessary to determine the length of your menstrual cycle. This is the number of days from the first day of menstrual bleeding to the day before the next bleeding starts again. Refer to the following chart to determine when you should start testing. The first day of bleeding is day 1. Perform testing 6 days in a row or until the LH surge (darkest test line) has been detected.