How do I Interpret Ovulation Test Results?
Ovulation Predictors >> How do I Interpret Ovulation Test Results?
Ovulation Predictor Test Results
It is a positive or a
monitors - or ovulation
predictor kits (OPKs) - are excellent tools for predicting ovulation, a
woman's most fertile time during her menstrual cycle. Unlike charting fertility
with a basal thermometer, an ovulation test anticipates ovulation. A basal thermometer
confirms that ovulation has occurred after the fact. Both lh tests and bbt thermometers
are useful tools, but they do not perform the same function.
With most urine-based ovulation
testing products, the complete reaction time of the test is going to be about
5 minutes. At 5 minutes, you may read the results by viewing the presence of
the color bands and comparing their intensity. All tests have a "control"
band that indicates whether the test is working properly. Also, the control
band yields an intensity baseline by which to interpret the test band results.
The test line or test color band indicates whether the result is positive or
Interpreting your test:
A positive (indicating an LH Surge) is indicated by a test band that is of equal
or greater intensity (equal or darker) than the control band. A negative for
the LH surge is indicated when the test band is of lesser intensity than the
control band. Please note that you may not always see a test line if lh levels
are low. This would also indicate a negative.
A negative result means
the the presence of LH in the urine low and the LH surge is not taking place.
Please note that there is always some amount of luteinizing hormone in your
body, so a faint test line is not a positive result. Always read your instructions
and observe testing tips and procedures. Feel free to contact us if you have
any questions regarding your test results.
Tips for BBT Charting
with a Basal