Ovulation Kit


1. What is an ovulation predictor kit?
An ovulation predictor kit detects the surge of Luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine which happens prior to ovulation. It is available in most pharmacies and do not require any prescription to buy it. They are easier to use, often more accurate but expensive than BBT method to predict ovulation 12 to 36 hours in advance.
2. What is Luteinizing Hormone (LH)?
It is a hormone that triggers ovulation i.e release of an egg from one of your ovaries. There is a surge of LH about 24 – 36 hours prior to ovulation. This hormone LH could be detected in your urine. This normal physiological change forms the basis of the ovulation predictor kit.
3. How do I use the ovulation kit to predict my ovulation day?
  • Use the kit according to the instructions in the box.
  • You may want to use your second catch urine instead of the first urine of the day, as it could be concentrated and lead to false positive results.
  • If you have regular menses, start testing on Day 11 of your menses and continue testing until you have a positive result.
4. Is it 100% accurate in detecting my ovulation day? Could there be false positive results?
The ovulation predictor kits are approximately 99% accurate in detecting the LH surge.  However, there could be false positive or negative in some circumstances such as listed below:
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you are recently pregnant
  • Using fertility drugs e.g clomid, danazol, pergonal injections.
  • The test may be positive but you may have not ovulated.
5. What if I have been using the kit a few months but there is no positive result?
There may be several reasons for this:
  • Testing on the wrong day. This could happen especially if you irregular menstrual cycle.
  • You are not ovulating.
  • You should see your doctor if this happens for further management.
6. When is the best time to have sexual intercourse after having a positive test on the ovulation predictor kit?
The first three days after you get a positive ovulation test. The first two days may precede the ovulation and the third day should be your ovulation day.
7. Which method should I use to predict my ovulation BBT / cervical mucus or ovulation predictor kit?
There are pros and cons for each method. Some women may like to combine both methods for better accuracy.
BBT/ Cervical mucus chart
Ovulation predictor kit
Women with regular menstrual cycle
Women with irregular menstrual cycle
Accurate for better timing of sexual intercourse
Teaches you how to read your own body’s natural signal for ovulation
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