Homecheck Instant Ovulation Test is designed to detect the surge in Luteinizing Hormone (LH). The body always makes small amounts of LH but prior to ovulation, it makes far more. This test device will detect the LH surge which happens in the middle of your menstrual cycle, about 1 -1.5 days before ovulation. It is an in-stream test and requires the device to be held directly into the urine stream.
Why should I use this test?
Pregnancy starts with conception when male sperm successfully fertilises the female egg. Fertilisation generally happens in the 24-hour period following the L.H. surge. Given this window only opens once in the month, for only a 48-72 hour period, being able to predict the L.H surge is extremely useful when trying to get pregnant.
Homecheck Instant ovulation test is highly accurate and sensitive. It can detect a surge in LH levels as low as 20mlU/ml.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the menstrual cycle?
A: The menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman. It first begins when a girl becomes sexually mature at puberty. The majority of women will have a cycle that lasts between 25-35 days, with the average being 28 days, but this can be longer or shorter. The first day of bleeding is counted as the beginning of your cycle (day 1). Your menstrual cycle is then the number of days before your next period starts (the first day of bleeding). Your period can last anything from 3 to 10 days.
Q: What is the intended purpose of the Homecheck Instant Ovulation Test?
A: The Homecheck Instant Ovulation Test is designed to detect LH in urine. It helps to detect the LH surge that happens in the middle of your menstrual cycle, about 1-1½ days before ovulation.
Q: Who should do the Homecheck Instant Ovulation Test?
A: Those who plan to become pregnant should do this test to know when they ovulate and be in the most fertile part of their menstrual cycle.
Q: What can LH level tell about ovulation?
A: Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. The egg passes into the fallopian tube where it is ready to be fertilized. In order for pregnancy to occur, the egg must be fertilized by sperm within 24 hours after its release. Immediately prior to ovulation, the body produces a large amount of luteinizing hormone (LH). This is known as the “LH surge” and usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. LH triggers the release of an egg from the ovary.
Q: How accurate is this test?
A: In both laboratory and consumer clinical studies, The Homecheck Instant Ovulation Test has been proved to be greater than 99% accurate. It will detect LH levels as low as 20mlU/ml.
Q: Which factors may affect the test result?
A: The level of LH in urine is continuously high in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Also, the test will not work properly if you are pregnant, menopausal or taking birth control pills. Medications containing hcG or LH may affect results, so consult your doctor if you are unsure about using these at the same time. Other common drugs such as analgesics and antibiotics should not affect results.
Q: What should I do if the result shows positive?
A: It means that the concentration of LH in the urine sample is at the level of “LH surge”. It shows that ovulation is likely to occur in the next 24-36 hours.
Q: What should I do if the result shows negative?
A: It means that the concentration of LH in the urine sample is at the normal level. You can do the test again with a new device next day.
Q: What happens if after using the tests provided I have still not detected my L.H. surge?
A: Most women with regular cycles will detect their L.H. Surge in 7 days or under and so 7 tests are sufficient, however, if you have irregular cycles you may need to test for longer and may require additional ovulation tests to detect your L.H. Surge
Q: Can I use Homecheck Instant Ovulation Test as a form of contraception?
A: Our ovulation test is designed to aid in conception and should not be used as a form of contraception.
Q: I have recently come off the contraceptive pill will this affect my result?
A: As the pill disrupts your natural hormone balance it may take a few months for your periods to return to normal. You may want to wait until you have had 2 normal periods before starting to use this ovulation test. Please be aware that pregnancy and breast feeding could affect the results of this test.
Q: When can I find out if I am pregnant?
A: You can test with Home-Check Pregnancy Test as early as the first day of a missed period. The Homecheck Pregnancy test is 99% accurate. For your convenience, we have included one test in this pack.
Homecheck encourages you to collect your urine at the same time every day during one menstrual cycle in order to detect the time of ovulation accurately.