With the help of an ovulation test, a woman can easily determine when a mature egg is released and thereby increase the chances of getting pregnant in this cycle. But, as experience shows, not everyone knows how to use these very tests correctly.
- - ovulation tests;
- - desire to get pregnant.
There are several types of ovulation tests. The most common of these are paper test strips that are dipped into a container of urine and show the result by showing two colored lines. Slightly more advanced ones are available in the form of plastic cassettes, urine is applied to the test area with a pipette. And the most advanced are mini-computers that give the test result to the display. But they all work on the same principle - a special substance reacts with luteinizing hormone and makes it possible to estimate its concentration in the urine.
A mature egg is capable of fertilization for only a very short time. This period is only a day after ovulation. Modern tests make it possible to track this moment with fairly high accuracy, since luteinizing hormone becomes the very substance that provokes the release of the egg from the ovary into the abdominal cavity, and it is its presence that the test reagent shows. The highest concentration of lutein is observed in the body exactly 24 hours before ovulation. And if, within a day after the test becomes positive, a woman enters into sexual intercourse, her chance of getting pregnant increases significantly.
The correct use of ovulation tests can be considered in their simplest form. Usually, one package contains 5 test strips and they should be used 5-6 days before the expected ovulation. Having collected a portion of morning urine, it will be enough to lower a strip into it to the indicated line, put it on a flat surface and wait for the test readings. It should be remembered that the appearance of the second strip cannot be unambiguously interpreted as a positive result. Luteinizing hormone is found in urine even a few days before ovulation, so a weak strip on the test will mean absolutely nothing, and only when the test and control stripes are equal in color, it will be safe to say that there are only a few hours left before the egg leaves the ovary …