The FertilTime Ovulation test is a simple to use home screening test that enables women to determine the 2 best days to conceive. This fast and reliable test works by detecting raised levels of Luteinising Hormone (LH) in urine – an indication that ovulation is about to occur. The test is greater than 99% accurate. The kit contains five ECOstrip™Midstream Ovulation tests and an instruction leaflet.
How to use
Use the table in the pack to work out which day of your cycle you should start testing. Try to test around the same time each day and reduce your fluid intake around 2 hours before testing
Take a test stick out of the foil, take off the cap and replace it on the opposite end of the test to elongate the device and avoid urine splashing onto your hand
Hold the test by the thumb grip and place the absorbent tip in your urine stream for at least 10 seconds or immerse the absorbent tip in a urine sample for 10 seconds. Be careful not to get urine on the testing windows.
Replace the cap, wiping off any excess urine and lay the test flat with the windows facing up
Read your result after 5 minutes, if no red lines appear wait a further minute. Do not read results after 10 minutes.
Reading your results
Negative – If you only see a single red line in the control window and no red line in the heart shaped test window, your LH surge has not been detected. Try another test tomorrow. If you see a line in the control window and lighter red line in the heart shape test window this is also a negative result
Positive – If you see a red line in the control window and an equal or darker red line in the heart shape test window, your LH surge has been detected and you have reached your most fertile time. The best time for baby making is the next 48 hours and there is no need to test again during this cycle
Invalid – if no red lines appears in the control window then the test is invalid, you should repeat the test with a new test stick
1. Can I use FertilTime Ovulation Test to avoid pregnancy?
No, the test shouldn’t be used as a form of birth control.
2. How accurate is the FertilTime Ovulation Test?
A clinical evaluation was conducted where the results obtained using the FertilTime Ovulation Test were compared to another commercially available urine membrane LH test of similar accuracy. There was >99% correlation between the results of the 2 tests.
3. How sensitive is FertilTime Ovulation Test?
The FertilTime Ovulation Test detects luteinising hormone (LH) in urine at concentrations of 25mlU/ml or higher. Which is the level we would typically expect to correlate with an LH surge.
4. Do alcohol or common medications affect the test?
Alcohol may interfere with the test. It is not recommended to use the test after drinking alcohol. Also, you should consult your doctor if taking any hormone medication. Recent oral contraceptive use, breastfeeding or pregnancy could affect the results.
5. Why should I not use the first morning urine and what time of day should I perform the test?
We do not recommend first morning urine because it is concentrated and may give a false positive result. Any other time of day is suitable. For best results try and collect your urine at the same time of day.
6. Will the amount of liquid I drink affect the results?
Heavy intake of fluids prior to testing will dilute the hormone in your urine. We suggest that you limit your fluid intake for about two hours before you perform the test.
7. Once I see a positive result, when is the best time to have sex to try to conceive?
Ovulation is likely to happen within the next 24-36 hours which is the most fertile time of your cycle.