Ovulation Urine Test LH Rapid Test
l HOW DOES IT WORK?
The LH (Luteinizing Hormone ) which is in the urine of normal women will increase dramatically in the middle of the menstrual cycle. The LH increase triggers ovulation which is when the egg is released periodically from Normal fertile women. WHO experts state that LH testing is a reliable way to detect ovulation. Ovulation will occur after 24-48 hours following a positive test.
When specimen is dropped into a midstream, capillary action carries the specimen to migrate along the membrane. When LH in the specimen reaches the Test Zone region of the membrane, it will form a colored line. Absence of this colored line suggests a negative result.
To serve as a procedure control, a colored line will appear at the Control Zone region, if the test has been performed properly.
The test midstream detects ovulation with a high degree of certainty. It is a valuable tool in helping to achieve pregnancy since it determines the period that the egg and the sperm cells will meet in the best conditions.
Ovulation may be irregular because of circumstances, emotions and other factors in your life. You cannot presume that ovulation always occurs at the same time after menstruation. Therefore, you should test again in each menstrual cycle.
CONTENT OF THE TEST KIT
1. One pouch containing a midstream and desiccant. The desiccant is for storage purposes only, and is not used in the test procedures.
2. Leaflet with instructions for use.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED?
1. A clean, dry, plastic or glass container to collect the urine.
2. Timer (watch or clock)
1. This kit is for external use only. Do not swallow.
2. Discard after first use. The test midstream cannot be used more than once.
3. Do not use test kit beyond expiry date.
4. Do not use the kit if the pouch is punctured or not well sealed.
5. Keep out of the reach of children.
l STORAGE AND STABILITY
1. Store at 4ºC to 25ºC in the sealed pouch up to the expiration date.
2. Keep away from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
3. DO NOT FREEZE.
4. Preferably open the pouch only shortly before the test.
SPECIMEN COLLECTION AND PREPARATION
WHEN TO COLLECT URINE FOR THE TEST?
Any urine specimen is appropriate for Ovulation Testing.
HOW TO COLLECT URINE?
Urine specimens may be collected in any clean, dry, plastic or glass container.
WHEN TO BEGIN TESTING
The length of the menstrual cycle is the duration from your first menstrual bleeding day to the day before the next bleeding begins. Determine the length of menstrual cycle before test. Please refer to the chart below to determine when you should start testing. If your cycle is shorter than 21 days or longer than 38 days, consult a physician. 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 over a 5 days period, or until the LH surge has been detected.
Example: If your cycle is normally twenty-six days, the Cycle Chart indicates testing should begin on day 10. The following calendar shows how to determine day 10.
3 + day1
3 + = The first day of menstrual bleeding
12# = The day to begin testing (Day 10)
l HOW TO DO THE TEST
1. To begin testing, open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch. Remove test device--midstream from the pouch.
2. Hold the round end of cover with one hand. Use the other hand to pull out the midstream cap and expose the absorbent.
3. Point the absorbent tip downward; place the absorbent tip in urine stream for at least 3 seconds to be thoroughly wet. Do not urinate past the arrow mark.
Otherwise, you can collect your urine into a clean cup and dip half of the absorbent pad into the urine for at least 3 seconds.
4. Recap the device and wait for color bands to appear. Read the result in five minutes. Do not read results after more than 5 minutes.
l HOW TO READ THE RESULTS?
No LH Surge: Only one color band appears on the control region, or the test band appears but is lighter than the control band. This means there is no LH surge.
LH Surge: If two color bands are visible, and the test band is equal to or darker than the control band, one will probably ovulate in the next 24-48 hours. If trying to get pregnant, the best time to have intercourse is after 24 but before 48 hours.
Invalid: No visible band at all. Repeat with a new test kit. If test still fails, please contact the distributor or the store where you bought the product, with the lot number.