Diagnostic Tools

Ovulation Test Strips

IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS

The Ovulation Test Strips can be applied for 7 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 7 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. Collect fresh urine sample by using a disposable container which is clean and dry. Allow the test strip, urine specimen and/or controls to equilibrate to room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing. Do not open pouches until ready to perform the assay.
    2. Remove the test strip from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible.
    3. Immerse the test strip in the urine sample for at least 5 seconds with the arrow end pointing toward the urine. Do not immerse the strip above the printed MAX line.
    4. Take the strip out and lay the strip flat or leave the test strip in the urine specimen as long as the strip is not immersed above the MAX line.
    5. Wait for pink-colored lines to appear. Read result within 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 inside the closed pouch at a temperature between 2° C und 30° C, not longer than for the given durability of 36 months. Perform the test within one hour after opening. DO NOT FREEZE.

  • 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 Strips detect this hormone through secretion in the urine. The LH increase signalizes the start of your 2 most fertile days for conception. Each pack contains 7 test sticks for you to use once a day over 7 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 10 minutes after use.

    I have carried out all 7 tests in a pack as per the instructions but have not been able to detect the LH increase. What should I do?
    7 test strips 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 7 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 Strips as a form of contraception?
    No.

    Can the LIVSANE Ovulation Test Strips 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.