An ovulation test is the test conducted for the hormones in the female body that are associated with the functioning of the reproductive system. Most home ovulation test kits use the level of the luteinizing hormone as the guideline for an expected ovulation. This hormone tends to surge just before ovulation and this surge is usually detected by the test kit. Another test involves the saliva of the woman which is analyzed under a home microscope. Under this microscope, the presence of fern like formations is looked for. This fern like formation is increased when the level of estrogen is high and decreased when the level is low.
Ovulation test kits are not always accurate. It is possible to have an ovulation test always negative. The reasons for this could be associated with incorrect testing procedures, the absence of proper ovary function or bad timing for the test.
The ovulation test should be conducted from the 12th day of the cycle onwards. This method of counting begins on the first day of blood loss during menstruation. The test should be conducted every day in the afternoon and not in the morning. The morning test is unlikely to provide a positive result, even though the LH surge might be taking place. This is because the hormone is synthesized in the body during the night. Another problem often encountered with the use of ovulation test kits that use a urine sample is the concentration of the urine. If a woman is consuming a lot of water, her urine will be light colored and almost clear. This means that there is more water in the urine which may dilute the quantity of LH and show a negative result. This is because the ovulation predictor test kit uses the concentration of the luteinizing hormone as the factor to predict ovulation. Consuming less water is also not good as this is an unhealthy practice that could lead to dehydration. Less water may also affect the normal functioning of the hormone production system. When testing for the LH hormone, a normal quantity of water should be consumed to avoid any mistakes with the test.
If the test is repeatedly negative or if there is pain in the abdomen, a doctor should be consulted. It is possible that there is an obstruction or some damage in the ovaries which is causing confusion with the normal functioning of the reproductive system. This could also affect hormone levels which directly affects the test result.More articles from the Medical Tests Category