PREGMATE OVULATION TEST STRIPS LH (Luteinizing Hormone) is
one of the hormones produced by the pituitary gland. It is secreted at very
low levels throughout your menstrual cycle. Once a developing egg follicle
reaches a certain size, LH secretion surges to high levels. This hormone surge
is what triggers ovulation about 24 to 48 hours later. Your LH surge is
important because it initiates the beginning of ovulation. Ovulation is the
release of a mature egg from the ovary. It signals the beginning of your
fertile period. A positive result indicates the presence of a high amount of
LH or LH surge. The amount of LH in your body will begin to decrease after
ovulation, so you’ll only get a positive result during that crucial fertile
period. Once the egg is released, it is only viable for about 24 hours. After
that, your fertile window is over. This makes it very important to be able to
identify this best time to conceive. Ovulation may be irregular because of
conditions, emotions and other factors in your life. You can’t presume that
ovulation always occurs at the same time after menstruation. Therefore, you
should test again in each menstrual cycle. HOW DOES IT WORK? There is a common
myth that women always ovulate on day 14. In reality ovulation can happen from
as early as 7 days after you get your period to 40 or more days afterward.
PREGMATE Ovulation test strips detect LH surge 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. PREGMATE Ovulation Test is a qualitative test used to predict when
there is an LH surge, and in turn, when you are likely to ovulate. Ovulation
will occur after 24-48 hours following a positive test. 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 cycle chart 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. HOW TO DO THE TEST? Immerse the strip into the
urine Take the strip out after 3 seconds Lay the strip flat Read results in 5
minutes HOW TO READ THE RESULTS? Positive (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. Negative (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.
Invalid: No visible band at all or there is a visible band only in the test
region and not in the control zone. FAQ: When to collect urine for the test?
Any urine specimen is appropriate for ovulation testing. The ideal time for
ovulation test is in the afternoon, though testing may take place from 10am to
early evening. How to collect urine? Urine specimen may be collected in any
clean, dry plastic or glass container. How long should I continue to perform
the test? At least 5 days or until the LH surge has been detected. Once I see
a positive result, when is the best time to have intercourse? Ovulation is
likely to occur within 24-48 hours. This is the most fertile time. Sexual
intercourse is advised within this time frame. I have received a positive
result and had intercourse during these fertile days. I have not become
pregnant. What shall I do? Many factors can affect your ability to become
pregnant. Often you may need to use the test kit for 3-4 months. You and your
partner should consult your physician if pregnancy is not achieved after 3-4
months. Will the amount of liquid I drink affect the result? We suggest that
you limit your fluid intake for about two hours before you collect your urine.
Because heavy intake of fluids prior to testing will dilute the hormone in
your urine. Can test results be interpreted after more than 5 minutes? No.
Test results must be read at 5 minutes. Though a positive result should not
change for several days, a negative result may change to a false positive
within minutes after the end of the testing period, which would not be an
accurate reading. It is always best to read the results at the 5 minute
testing period and then discard the test to avoid confusion. About PREGMATE
Pregnancy Test Strips HCG Pregnancy Test Strips measure the levels of the
pregnancy hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) in your urine. This
hormone is produced by the cells of the embryo that will later form the
placenta. The level of HCG starts to increase from its basal level of less
than 5 mIU/mL directly after implantation, and doubles about each 48 hours
during the first weeks of pregnancy. HOW TO READ THE RESULTS? Positive
(Pregnant): Distinct color bands appear in the Control and Test Zones. It
indicates that you are pregnant. The color intensity of the test bands may
vary since different stages of pregnancy have different concentrations of HCG
hormone. Negative (Not Pregnant): Only one color band appears in the Control
Zone. No apparent band on the Test Zone. This indicates that no pregnancy has
been detected. Invalid: No visible band at all or there is a visible band only
in the test region and not in the control zone. FAQ: When to collect urine for
the test? Any urine specimen is appropriate for pregnancy testing, but the
first morning urine specimen is optimal because of its highest concentration
of HCG. Can test results be interpreted after more than 5 minutes? No. Test
results must be read at 5 minutes. Though a positive result should not change
for several days, a negative result may change to a false positive within
minutes after the end of the testing period, which would not be an accurate
reading. It is always best to read the results at the 5 minute testing period
and then discard the test to avoid confusion. There is much difference between
the control lines of two tests. Is this a concern? No. Variations in the color
of the control band will not affect the test result. A pink background color
and vertical streaking appeared in the result area during the testing period.
Is this a concern? No. Each urine sample will vary in its chemical makeup, as
will the humidity of the air in testing chamber (room). Such variations in
physical conditions can cause the vertical streaking and/or the pink-rose
background color but will not affect the test results. As long as the control
band appears within 5 minutes, the test is working properly.
- Accurate and highly reliable ovulation and pregnancy test strips.
- Earliest detection, greatest sensitivity level: 25 mIU/mL.
- Will work 5 days before your missed period. Results are over 99 accurate.
- Each test is sealed in individual pouch.
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 2 inches ; 3.04 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces
- UPC: 737123924530 737123924356
- #11 in Ovulation Tests
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