HOW DOES AN OVULATION TEST WORK?
Our Suresign Ovulation Midstream Test works by detecting the amount of Luteinising Hormone (LH) in urine. Luteinising Hormone is associated with ovulation as it is the sudden release of the hormone from the pituitary gland that triggers ovulation to occur. The surge in LH takes place approximately 24 to 36 hours before ovulation and is a positive indication of the best time to conceive. The Suresign Ovulation Test is an accurate kit for home ovulation testing.
Easy to use
5 tests provided
WHEN SHOULD YOU USE AN OVULATION TEST?
How to determine menstrual cycle length
Determine the length of your menstrual cycle by counting the number of days from the first day of your period (menstrual bleeding) to the last day before your next period starts.
How to calculate when to start testing
Using the calculator below, find the day to start testing. The first day of menstrual bleeding is day one, then count forward the number of days to determine what day to start.
Menstrual cycle length = 28 days
Start test on day = 11
Bleeding started = 05 January
Start testing = 15 January
WHEN SHOULD YOU START TESTING?
How sensitive is the ovulation test?
The test detects LH in the urine at concentrations of 35mL/mL or higher. Addition of the hormones FSH(200mlU/mL) and TSH(200KiU/mL) to urine samples does not interfere with the expected results.
How long will the lines remain visible?
You should read the test results within 10 minutes. Do not read the results after 15 minutes as they may give you false information.
Can I use the ovulation test to avoid pregnancy?
No, the test should not be used as a form of birth control.
I have a positive result, when is the best time to have intercourse?
Ovulation is likely to occur within approximately 30 hours. This is your most fertile time and intercourse is advised within this time frame.
Can polycystic ovaries affect the results of the test?
Yes, it can give elevated levels of hormone LH resulting in the test result being a false positive.
What time of the day should I perform the test?
Anytime of the day, but you should always test at around the same time each day for the entire cycle.
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What is ovulation?
Ovulation is when one or more eggs are released from a woman’s ovaries. This usually takes place 10 – 16 days before the start of your next period and is the most fertile time of your menstrual cycle. If you are hoping to get pregnant this is the best time to conceive. The average monthly cycle lasts around 28 days however this can vary so ovulation can occur earlier or later.
The best time to conceive
If you are hoping to become pregnant the most fertile time will be around ovulation so the best time to try and conceive will be 2 – 3 days before ovulation occurs and up to 24 hours after.
During ovulation you may notice slight changes to your body.
Signs of ovulation
Changes in cervical mucus
Cervical mucus will change throughout your cycle and will help indicate your level of fertility. This will change from being minimal at the beginning and end of your period to increasing during ovulation allowing you to gauge when the best time is for trying to conceive.
Increase in body temperature
One of the many changes that take place during your menstrual cycle is an increase in body temperature at the beginning of ovulation. This increase is quite low, around 0.4 degrees Celsius, so you may not notice it unless you are recording your temperature regularly. Although your temperature may rise after you have ovulated, recording it may help you predict when you will ovulate in future cycles, hence helping you to realise your most fertile time of the month.
Mittleschmitz (Lower abdominal pain)
During ovulation you may experience cramps in the lower abdomen or on one side of your back which can last from a few minutes to a few hours, helping to indicate that you are ovulating and at your most fertile.
Increase in LH
Although there are other signs of ovulation, the most important is an increase in the amount of luteinising hormone (LH) in the body. This “LH surge” is responsible for the release of an egg by the ovaries and usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. It is important however to realise that an LH surge and ovulation may not occur in all cycles.
Carrying out an ovulation test will identify when ovulation is about to occur, allowing you to realise when you are most likely to conceive.
Preparing for pregnancy
If you are trying for a baby it is important to look after yourself to help increase the chances of becoming pregnant and enjoying a healthy pregnancy. Here are some tips to help you along.
- Reduce your intake of alcohol or cut it out completely. Alcohol can cause damage to the foetus, especially during the first trimester as this is the most important time of the baby’s development so it is best to limit this when you are trying to conceive.
- Eat a well balanced diet and ensure you are getting enough folic acid in your diet. You can achieve this through eating foods rich in the vitamin or by taking a daily 400mg supplement. Folic acid will help you to have a healthy pregnancy and has been proven to reduce the risk of having a baby with Down’s syndrome. It is best taken from the time you decide to try for a baby to ensure you have enough of the vitamin in your body at the time you conceive.
- Cut out smoking if you want to conceive. Research has shown that smoking can reduce the chance of conceiving and applies to both partners. It is also a good way to prepare for when you are pregnant as smoking then can cause the baby to have a low birth weight, respiratory problems and can even increase the risk of infant mortality.
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HOW TO USE AN OVULATION TEST?
Open the sealed pouch and remove the test.
Remove the Cap
Holding the test by the thumb grip, point the tip down so that the absorbent tip is in the urine stream, and keep it there for about 2-3 seconds. Ensure that the urine does not come into contact with the Result window.
Replace the lid and place on a dry, flat surface with the results window upwards.
Wait for 10 minutes before reading the test but do not read the result after 15 minutes.
HOW TO READ THE OVULATION TEST RESULT
Two distinct coloured lines are visible, and the Test Line (T) is the same as or darker than the Control Line (C).
This indicates that the urine sample has been taken within 24-36 hours of the LH surge.
Two coloured lines are visible, but the Test Line (T) is lighter than the Control Line (C), or there is no Test Line (T).
This indicates that the LH surge has not been detected. You should continue daily testing.
Control line fails to appear. The result is invalid if no coloured Control Line (C) appears, even if a Test Line (T) appears.
Insufficient volume of urine or incorrect procedure is the most likely reason for an invalid result. You should repeat with a new test.
Information provided on this site is for general use only. If you have any concerns about any aspect of your health you should consult a healthcare professional for further medical advice.
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