Diagnostic Tools

Ovulation Test

IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS

The Ovulation Tests can be applied for 5 consecutive days to determine your most fertile days. They can easily be applied in the urine stream.

  • Key features and benefits
    • Can be used for 5 consecutive days to determine most fertile days
    • Simple: applied in the urine stream
    • Reliable: shows the most fertile days for conception with over 99% accuracy
    • Fast: results in 3-10 minutes
    • Sensitivity: 20 IU/L
  • Instruction for use
    1. Open the pouch shortly before testing and remove the test device.
    2. Pull out the cap and expose the absorbent tip to urine for at least 5 seconds. The sample can also be tested in a clean, dry container. To do this there has to be enough urine in the container to put the absorbent tip completely into the urine for 5 seconds.
    3. Re-cap the device for hygienic reasons and place the test device on a flat surface. Make sure the window side is up. Wait until the pink lines show up. Read the result after 3 to 10 minutes.

    Please note!: Do not read results after more than 10 minutes.

    Read results:

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    Follow-up actions:

    • LH SURGE: If two pink-coloured lines are visible and the test line (T) is equal or darker than the control line (C). You will probably ovulate in the next 24 – 48 hours. If you want to be pregnant, the best time to have intercourse is after 24 hours but before 48 hours.
    • NO LH SURGE: Only control line (C) appears or the test line (T) is present but lighter in colour intensity than the control line. This indicates that no LH surge has been detected and you should continue daily testing.
    • NOT VALID: No line appears in the control region.
  • Problems and limitations
    • Passing the urine over the absorbent tip (e.g. in a cup) may cause malfunction of the test.
    • Do not read results after more than 10 minutes. 
    • Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test. If the problem persists, please contact your pharmacy.
  • Further information
    • Do not carry out the tests with the initial morning urine as the concentration may be too high and this may distort the result.
    • LH concentrations vary from one person to the next and from one cycle to the next. Tip: You will achieve the best results if you carry out each test at the same time of day.
    • Try to drink less than usual 2 hours before carrying out the test as otherwise the hormone levels in the urine may be diluted and this may distort the result.
  • Storage advice

    Keep away from direct sunlight and store in a dry place at a temperature between 2°C and 30°C.

  • FAQ

    How does it work? 
    LH (luteinizing hormone) is a hormone which triggers ovulation. Approximately 24 to 36 hours prior to ovulation, the LH concentration increases 10 to 20 times. The LIVSANE Ovulation Test detects this hormone through secretion in the urine. The LH increase signalizes the start of your 2 most fertile days for conception. Each pack contains 5 test sticks for you to use once a day over 5 consecutive days so that you can detect your increase in LH. You initially have to determine the day on which you will perform the first test. This day is dependent on the duration of your cycle. The first day of your period is the first day of your cycle. The duration of your cycle starts on the first day of your period until the last day of the cycle before your next period is due (e.g. 28 days).

    Do I have to compare the test results collected each day? 
    No. You just have to compare the two lines on one test stick as each individual test gives a definite result. The used test sticks must be disposed of no later than 15 minutes after use.

    I have carried out all 5 tests in a pack as per the instructions but have not been able to detect the LH increase. What should I do? 
    5 test sticks are sufficient for most women to detect the increase in LH. However, if the duration of your cycle fluctuates by more than 3 days, you might need additional test sticks to detect the increase in LH.

    What could cause a wrong result? 
    If you are actually pregnant, have recently been pregnant or have reached the menopause, this could lead to a wrong result. The same applies if you are undergoing fertility treatment with medication that contains LH or hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) – please consult your doctor first in this case. Alcohol and common medicines cannot influence the test result.

    I only recently discontinued the contraceptive pill. Can the contraceptive pill affect the test result? 
    After discontinuation of the contraceptive pill or other hormone medication, it may take several months until your cycle becomes normal again. Wait until you have had at least 2 natural cycles before starting with this test.

    Do I have to use all 5 tests in a pack during a menstrual cycle? 
    No. If you have detected your LH increase, you do not need to carry out any more tests. If necessary, you can keep the remaining test sticks for the next menstrual cycle.

    Can I also use the LIVSANE Ovulation Test as a form of contraception?
    No.

    Can the LIVSANE Ovulation Test also replace the temperature method? 
    No. This method of natural contraception relies solely on detection of ovulation once it has happened.

    I have been detecting my LH increase for several months and despite planned sexual intercourse I have not become pregnant. What can I do? 
    Becoming pregnant depends on a number of factors. Please consult your doctor on this matter.