CE Approved Ovulation Midstream Test
These tests are CE and FDA Approved and test at a sensitivity of 20mIU/mL.
For more information about ovulation click here.
These tests are identical to what we supply to the NHS.
WHEN TO BEGIN TESTING:
First, you must determine the length of your menstrual cycle. This is the number of days from the first day of your menstrual bleeding to the day before your next bleeding begins again, count the first day of bleeding as day 1. Calculate what the usual length of your menstrual cycle has been the last few months. Once you have worked out the length of your cycle refer to the chart to determine on which day of your menstrual cycle you should begin testing.
Your Cycle Length
Start To Test On
If your cycle is normally 28 days, the cycle chart above indicates you should begin testing on Day 11. The calendar below shows you how to work out when day 11 is.
SAMPLE CALENDAR – MAY
3 = The first day of menstrual bleeding
13 = The day to begin the ovulation testing (day 11)
If your cycle is shorter than 21 days or longer than 40 days, consult your doctor. If you do not know your cycle length, you may begin the test 11 days after your first period since the average cycle length is 28 days. Perform 1 test each day until the LH surge has been detected.
1. Choose a convenient time of the day to perform the test. Try to test at about the same time each day for the entire cycle. For best results, test between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm. Remove the midstream test from the foil pouch.
2. Remove the Cap.
3. Hold the midstream test by the handle with the exposed tip pointing downward, directly into your urine stream for at least 10 seconds until it is thoroughly wet.
4. After removing the midstream test from your urine, immediately replace the cap over the tip, lay the midstream test on a flat surface with the Test and Control window facing upwards, and then begin timing.
5. Read the results at 5 minutes.
6. DO NOT INTERPRET RESULT AFTER 10 MINUTES.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
Positive for L.H. surge – If two colour bands are visible and the test band is of equal or greater colour intensity (darker) than the control band, this is a positive result and a good indication that the L.H. surge is occurring. You should ovulate within the next 24-36 hours. Sexual intercourse is advised at anytime after the first positive test.
Negative for L.H. surge – If two bands are visible but the test band is of a less intense colour (paler) than the control band or cannot be seen, this means the L.H. level is at or near its normal level and that the surge is not in progress. You should continue with daily testing.
Invalid result – If no control band appears within 5 minutes, the result is invalid and should be ignored. A visible control line is needed in all cases to confirm a proper test result. Repeat test with a new test kit.
For full instructions on how to use these tests click here.
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