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Q:  WHEN DOES OVULATION USUALLY OCCUR?
ANS
: The monthly fertility cycle of ovulating women (not menopausal) starts at the beginning of the first day of the menstruation period and ends on the first day of the following menstruation period. Ovulation usually occurs around the middle of the cycle (the twelfth to fourteenth days), but can occur at almost any time.

 

Q:  WHY DO I NEED PREDICTE  OVULATION TEST?
ANS:
Guessing isn’t good enough. Because your body is unique, you cannot rely on "usual" or "average" predictions. PREDICTE Ovulation Test offers a scientific clinical approach that will enable you to detect when you are ovulating, and thus enable you to make informed decisions about when to get pregnant.

 

Q:  HOW DOES PREDICTE OVULATION TEST WORK?
ANS:
PREDICTE Ovulation Test detects luteinizing hormone (LH). Just prior to ovulation, women experience a brief surge in luteinizing hormone. PREDICTE Ovulation Test helps you pinpoint this surge and anticipate ovulation - your most fertile period in your cycle. Luteinizing hormone, in elevated amounts, is actually the hormone that causes you to ovulate (when the eggs bursts from the ovarian follicle), so that is why LH tests are so effective in anticipating your most fertile period.

 

Q:  WHEN SHOULD I BEGIN PREDICTE Ovulation TEST?
ANS: To determine when to start testing, you must first determine the length of your menstrual cycle. Then, refer to the Cycle Chart overleaf to determine on which day of your menstrual cycle to begin testing

 

Q:  WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF MY CYCLE
ANS: The length of your menstrual cycle is the number of days from the first day of menstrual bleeding to the day before bleeding begins on the next period. Determine the usual length of the menstrual cycle over the last few months.

 
 

Q: I DON'T KNOW MY CYCLE LENGTH WHAT DO I DO?
ANS:  Using the explanation given above calculate your cycle length by taking note of the date your menstrual flow commenced and count till a day before another menstrual flow starts. Calculate this for about three Cycles to know your average Cycle length.

 

Q: MY CYCLE LENGTH IS IRREGULAR, WHEN SHOULD I START TESTING?
ANS: The best thing to do is to figure out the length of your shortest cycle in the past six months, and begin testing on the day mentioned in the chart overleaf. Continue testing until you detect a surge.About 90% of women will detect a surge within 10 days of testing.Try not to lose patience and keep on testing.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO DO THE PREDICTE OVULATION TEST
ANS:  Unlike pregnancy tests, morning (first morning urine) is not the best time to collect samples for ovulation tests, as LH is synthesized in your body early in the morning and will not appear in your urine until the afternoon. The ideal time to test is in the afternoon, around 2pm, though testing may safely take place any time from 10am to about 8pm.

 

Q: MUST I DO THE PREDICTE OVULATION TEST THE SAME TIME EACH DAY?
ANS
Yes, be sure to test at the same time each day. Also, reduce your liquid intake around 2 hours before testing as a diluted liquid sample can prevent or hinder LH detection.

 

Q:  HOW DO I INTERPRET RESULTS? THE SAME AS PREGNANCY TESTS?
ANS
: Ovulation tests function differently from hCG pregnancy tests. A positive result (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 result for the LH Surge is indicated when the test band is of lesser intensity (lighter) than the control band or cannot be seen. See diagrams of test results overleaf.

 

Q:  DOES THE APPEARANCE OF FAINT ‘TEST BAND’ INDICATE AN LH SURGE?
ANS
A faint line (or a faint positive test band) does not indicate a positive result for an LH surge. While the presence of a faint line on a pregnancy test may indicate a positive result, a faint line on a PREDICTE Ovulation Test is always negative.

 

Q:  SHOULD THE TESTS BE COMPARED OR CORRELATED TO EACH OTHER FOR BETTER PREDICTION OF THE LH SURGE?ANSNo. Each test result should be read independently of any other test. When the LH surge occurs, that particular day’s test will show positive results

 

Q:  I HAVE USED ALL FIVE TESTS AND I DO NOT SEE MY LH SURGE, WHAT DO I DO?
ANSSince not every woman ovulates mid-cycle, you may not detect the LH surge in the first five days of testing. This could mean you have not ovulated yet and you should continue testing with additional pack of PREDICTE.

 

Q:  I HAVE TESTED 8 DAYS AND I DID NOT SEE MY SURGE, WHAT IS WRONG?
ANS:  About 90% of ovulating women with regular cycles will see their surge during the 8-10 days of testing.
If you do not, it could mean that you have not ovulated this month. If you are having a short cycle this month, it is possible that you have ovulated before you started testing. If you are having a long cycle this month, you may not have ovulated yet. You may continue testing or test again next month. Don't worry; it is normal to have an occasional short or long cycle, or have a cycle without ovulating.

 

Q.  WHAT HAPPENS IF THE LH SURGE TESTS POSITIVE BEFORE ALL FIVE TESTS ARE USED?
ANS. You do not need to continue testing once the LH surge has been identified. You may save any unused tests for future testing, however be certain not to open the sealed pouch of any test prior to immediate use to avoid possible contamination.

 

Q:  I HAD A POSITIVE LH SURGE, BUT TESTED AGAIN THE FOLLOWING DAY ANYWAY. IT WAS POSITIVE AGAIN! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
ANS: This isn't a problem. You may have caught your surge on its way up and on the way down. It is more common to only get one day of positive testing, but it is not uncommon to have two days of a positive tests. Even three days isn't uncommon, but it is worth consulting a doctor in case you have high LH levels.

 

Q: HOW LONG AFTER MY LH SURGE WILL OVULATION TAKE PLACE?
ANS: Generally, ovulation will take place 12-48 hours after the LH surge is first detected (using afternoon urine samples), though 36 hours is considered to be the average length of time following the LH surge.

 

Q: WHEN I GET A POSITIVE PREDICTE OVULATION TEST, WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HAVE INTERCOURSE TO ACHIEVE CONCEPTION?

ANS: To increase the chance of conception, it is best to have intercourse the day of the LH surge as well as the following three days after the LH surge
 

Q: I DID PREDICTE OVULATION TEST, MY TIMING WAS PERFECT, WHY DIDN'T I GET PREGNANT?
ANS: It often takes a number of perfectly timed cycles before pregnancy is achieved. The chances of getting pregnant each cycle varies a bit with age. If you are 20-25, your chance per cycle is about 25%. From there they begin to fall off. At 25-30 your chances are about 20%. At 30-35 they are about 15%. After 35 they may be about 10% per ovulatory cycle, and the chances continue the downward trend.
This means that the average woman under 30 will get pregnant within 6 cycles. If you don't succeed after a year, it is a good idea to consult a fertility specialist. Women in their early 30s get pregnant on average by the end of 9 cycles. Mid-30s would be a year. If you are over 35, you should consult a fertility specialist if you have not achieved pregnancy within 6 months. Why 6 months when it can take a year? Because your chances of conception are lower and miscarriage rates are higher - it is better not to waste time.

 

Q: I AM TAKING OVULATION INDUCING TABLET (SEROPHENE/CLOMIPHENE CITRATE) CAN I STILL DO PREDICTE OVULATION TEST?
ANS: Yes. PREDICTE Ovulation Test will help you confirm if the Ovulation induction is successful.
However you should wait at least 3 days after the last dose before starting the PREDICTE Ovulation Test. If you take the Ovulation Inducing Tablet days 3-7 you can begin testing on day 10. If you take it 5-9, you should wait until day 12.

 

Q: CAN I STILL DO PREDICTE OVULATION TEST IF I AM TAKING INJECTABLE FERTILITY DRUGS?
ANS
: This is a tough one to answer. Most injectable fertility drugs are made from LH+FSH and may contain enough LH to cause a false reading. The ones containing FSH only should not affect the result.
With any of these drugs, patients should have follicle size monitored by ultrasound and then get an HCG trigger to induce ovulation when the follicles are large enough rather than relying on PREDICTE Ovulation Test only. Many patients do not have a natural LH surge while on injectable medications.

 

Q. HOW DOES PREDICTE OVULATION TEST HELP IN BABY SEX SELECTION?
ANS. Sperm cells are either X or Y. The Egg cell is always X. If X-sperm cell meets the egg(X) the baby will be a Girl (XX). If Y-sperm meets the egg(X) the baby will be a Boy (XY). Y-sperm cells move fast but die fast. X-sperm cells move slowly but survive longer. Therefore if you have intercourse some days before ovulation, most of the Y-sperm cells would have died leaving mostly X-sperm cells. The CHANCES of having a Girl is therefore higher. To increase the CHANCE of a baby Boy Intercourse must be timed to coincide with ovulation. The role of PREDICTE is to tell you when Ovulation will occur. When you get a positive PREDICTE Result, Ovulation will occur in the next 24-36hrs.You can therefore time intercourse to increase the CHANCE of achieving the desired Baby Sex. Note that some other factors could disrupt the expected outcome. However it is still better to time intercourse and increase the probability of achieving the desired Baby Sex.Shop Now