Ovulation tests are done to predict the most possible time when you would have maximum chance to conceive. A drastic increase in the LH or luteinizing hormone in the body is the gear for the ovum to be released from the ovary. This LH can be detected in the blood which can be used fro testing. When the LH increase in enormous amounts, then you are sure to ovulate in the next two to three days and the chances of conception are nearly 90% with out any underlying physiological or pathological defect. Home ovulation test helps you to perform this test.
This test can be used for two widely spaced purposes namely: either you can have intercourse for getting pregnant or you can practice abstinence to avoid unwanted pregnancy. If you are going for any fertility treatment several months later you can show these ovulation test results to your GP and help them interpret your conditions. Another method of ovulation testing is the saliva ovulation test. They are easy to use, fast, accurate, convenient and affordable. You just have to take a saliva sample from underneath your tongue and apply it on the lens of the microscope and allow it to dry. Then read the results.
Ovulation test strip is a very simple tool for maintaining a track of your ovulatory cycles. You can actually say whether you are ovulating properly or not. You can start this strip testing after ten days of your menses and test it each day continuously. You can test it any time of the day but preferably same time every day. It is advised that you do this test in the morning as it is the most convenient time to do. Moreover you should have not urinated for a minimum of 4 hours so that there is adequate concentration of the LH in urine.
The best time to have a conception is a day or two after ovulation. This can be used to predict ovulation by calculating the menstruation cycle. Though the entire concept may sound complex, it is very simple procedure that takes only 3 minutes off your schedule.
Another important task with ovulation prediction kit is that you must interpret the results properly. Always look at the reference line to confirm how far you have done the test correctly. Then look for the surge line. A positive ovulation test shows a surge line of same intensity as that of the reference line or even darker than that.