Q: How does the ovulation test work?
A: Ovulation occurs as a result of a strong increase in your body's production of LH (Luteinizing Hormone). LH can be detected in your urine. You can therefore find out when you have your greatest chance of becoming pregnant by measuring the increase in the concentration of LH in your urine. The ovulation test visualises the content of LH in your urine.
Q: How safe is the ovulation test?
A: All our ovulation tests are developed for professional use and are both CE-approved (EU) and FDA-approved (USA). The tests are just as safe (over 99%) as the urine tests carried out at laboratories.
Q: When should I do the test?
A: You should begin testing a few days before you expect to ovulate. Your expected ovulation can be calculated by working on the basis of the average length of your menstrual cycle. If you don't know your cycle, can you begin by doing the test 11 days after the start of your last period (you may need to do more than 5 tests to find out when you ovulate). You can read more in the accompanying guidelines about when you should begin testing. See the user instructions on the page entitled Ovulation test.
Q: How many days should I do the test for?
A: You should do the test until a test is positive for the first time. A positive test is a sign that you've ovulated in time, and that during the next few days you're at your most fertile. If there are several tests left over, you can save them till next month - if you have a use for them!
Q: Should I use morning urine?
A: No, it's better not to use morning urine. LH is formed early in the morning and can therefore best be measured in your urine later in the day. The best time to do the test is between 10.00 and 20.00.
Q: Should I do the test at the same time every day?
A: Yes, it's better to do the test at the same time every day. If you don't do the test at around the same time, there will be a risk that you won't measure the increased concentration of LH and therefore won't know when you will ovulate.
Q: May I drink before I do the test?
A: It's better not to drink too much during the last 2 hours before the test, as this will reduce the concentration of LH.
Q: How do I read the result of the test?
A: One strong line will always appear. This is a control line. On the Advanced and Professional tests, the control line is on the right and is marked with a "C", and on the Basic test, the control line appears on the right in relation to the direction of the arrow. If only one line appears, or the line on the left is the weakest, you are still not in your fertile period. A weakly-marked line on the left indicates that you're approaching your fertile period - do the test again the following day. If the lines are equally strong or the line on the left is the strongest, you are in your most fertile period, which lasts approx. 2 full days.
Q: What should I do if none of the 5 ovulation tests are positive?
A: The five tests are usually enough, but if for example your periods are irregular, it may be necessary to do several tests to find out when you ovulate. It is therefore recommended that you buy at least two sets of ovulation tests.
Q: What does it mean if no lines appear on the test?
A: If no lines appear, the test is invalid / hasn't been carried out correctly. Read the user instructions carefully, and try a new test.
Q: Is the ovulation test better than the Temperature Method for finding out when you ovulate?
A: The ovulation test shows you when your ovulation is approaching, whereas the Temperature Method shows you when you have ovulated. Your body temperature therefore rises only after you've ovulated. You may benefit from using both the Temperature Method and ovulation tests.
Q: How do I find out whether I am pregnant?
A: It is possible to use a pregnancy test as early as 6 days after fertilisation. It is recommended, however, that you wait until you've missed your expected period.
Q: Can medicines affect the result?
A: The only medicines that can affect the result of the ovulation test are those containing the LH hormone. Several of the medicines used for the treatment of childlessness contain LH. It is recommended that you contact your doctor for further information if you use medicines you know or believe contain LH.