Biotrol LH Ovulation kits also known as Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) :— use a small urine sample to detect an LH surge. This tells you when you may be approaching Ovulation.
Ovulation Kit Use:
Urine-based ovulation predictor kit
For this test, collect your urine in a sterile container or place the stick under you as you wee. A certain color band will appear on the test stick. The test card could even display a positive sign indicating that the LH surge is occurring. The positive sign will confirm ovulation in the next twenty-four to thirty-six hours. Digital ovulation indicator kit uses a smiley face, to tell your most fertile days.
1. Bring the pouched test device to room temperature (15-30℃) prior to testing. Do not open the pouch until ready to perform the assay.
2. Remove the test device from the sealed pouch. Lay it on a flat, clean and dry surface.
3. Use the provided pipette to withdraw urine specimen from the urine cup and dispense 3 drops into the sample well.
4. Wait for pink-colored lines to appear. Read result within 3-8 minutes. Do not read result after 10 minutes.
How do I use an ovulation kit?
With either type of OPK, it helps to have a rough idea of when you may be likely to ovulate, because you’ll need to start using the test several days before this.
Ovulation usually happens about 14 days before your next period starts. So, for example, if you have a 28-day cycle, this will be about day 14. If you have a 35-day cycle, it will be about day 21. Use our ovulation calculator to help you work out when you’re likely to ovulate.
Start using the OPK three to five days before you’re likely to ovulate, or when the instructions advise you to. Carry on testing for six days, or as long as the instructions say.
If you have an irregular cycle, keep an eye on your cervical mucus. When you start to notice more slippery discharge that looks a bit like egg white, ovulation may be on its way. This is a good time to start using an OPK to find out for sure.
You could have an ovulation problem
It is possible that you are suffering from an ovulation disorder.
Possible causes of ovulation problems include:
• hypothalamus not secreting gonadotropin-releasing hormone
• ovaries producing too little estrogen
• pituitary gland producing too little LH or follicle-stimulating hormones
• pituitary gland producing too much prolactin
• blood sugar/diabetes
• strenuous exercise
• adrenal glands overproducing male hormones, testosterone, for example
• polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that causes ovaries not to work
• health issues, including cysts, tumors, or other masses
• obesity or excessive weight loss
• drugs (estrogens and progestins)
It is good to consult your doctor if you feel there are issues with your ovulation pattern and the OPK’s are not helping you.
Inappropriate timings for the testing
The third reason for negative ovulation test could be the inappropriate timings. LH often surges during the early afternoon hours, and you should do the test at around noon. The best time to carry out the ovulation test is between 11 am and 3 pm or between 5 pm and 10 pm.