Ovulation test: Frequently asked questions
Why can’t you test with morning urine?
It is very important that you do an ovulation test properly in order to get an accurate picture of the LH hormone in your body. The LH hormone is always present in the body but only peaks just before ovulation. At night your body starts to produce the LH hormone, which can give a positive result too soon in the morning because your urine is more concentrated than during the day. The best time to test is between 10am and 8pm.
Why don’t I get a positive ovulation test?
You will only have a positive ovulation test when the T-line is as dark or darker than the C-line. However, it may happen that the T line is not as dark or darker than the C line even though you had an ovulation. In that case, the T-line has been somewhat darker for one day and then became lighter again. There can be two reasons for this. You may have drunk too much in the 2 hours prior to testing. We recommend not drinking anything two hours before testing so your urine is not too watery. It is also possible that your LH peak lasted less than 24 hours. In this case you have probably missed the LH peak. You may want to test twice a day the following month to make sure you do not miss it.
Can you calculate your ovulation yourself?
Yes you can! There are several ways to find out when you are ovulating. Read more about it here. You can also use our handy ovulation calculator to easily calculate your approximate fertile days.
When should I start testing?
Before you start using ovulation tests, you should first determine the length of your menstrual cycle. This is the number of days from the first day of your period to the day you are supposed to have your period again. The average cycle lasts 28 days. Refer to the chart here to determine when to start testing. If your cycle is shorter than 21 days or longer than 40 days, consult a doctor first. If you do not know the length of your cycle, start on day 11. Perform 1 or 2 tests at the same time each day until the LH peak is detected.
When is it best to have intercourse if you have a positive ovulation test?
Timing is very important when you are trying to get pregnant. Therefore it is important to have intercourse as soon as you have a positive ovulation test. If your peak occurs at the same time every month, to increase your chances you can also have intercourse one or two days before the LH peak. A sperm cell can stay alive for approximately 72 hours. In this way, the sperm cell is ready for the ovulation. An egg cell, on the other hand, only lives for 10 to 24 hours. Within this period, the egg cell must be fertilised or it will die and you will have your period.
How reliable are Telano’s ovulation tests?
Telano ovulation tests are regularly checked for quality, so we can guarantee high quality. Telano ovulation tests are 99% accurate, making them as reliable and precise as a laboratory test. Telano ovulation tests carry the CE 0197 mark and are produced according to national and international certification standards such as FDA.
Why are Telano ovulation tests so cheap?
We think it is very important that ovulation tests are accessible to everyone. Also for people with a smaller budget. By buying in bulk, we can offer the tests for a low price. The quality of the tests is the same as the more expensive brands.
Which ovulation test should I choose – midstream or dipstick?
Before buying ovulation tests, it is useful to know which ovulation test is right for you. Do you only test at home or do you also want to be able to test outside the house? If you are travelling a lot, a midstream test is better. You do not need to collect urine in a container, so you can easily do the test at work. If you only test at home, you could also choose the slightly cheaper ovulation test strip. Here, you collect some urine in a clean, dry receptacle. Then dip the strip into your urine.
How long should I continue testing?
Not quite sure you’ve found your LH peak? Keep testing for a few more days. If you see the test lines getting lighter again, you will know you have ovulated.
I have had a positive ovulation test but I am not pregnant.
Not only timing but also other factors are important for a healthy conception. It is important that you yourself live a healthy life, do not smoke and do not drink alcohol when you are trying to conceive. Your hormone balance must be correct and your partner’s sperm must be of good quality. A healthy weight is also important. Make sure you eat well and get enough exercise. Of course, there are also medical reasons why you could be unable. to become pregnant. If it still doesn’t work out after trying for a while, you might want to make an appointment with your GP.
At what time of the day is it best to do an ovulation test?
We recommend testing between 10 am and 8 pm. It is important to perform the ovulation test at the same time every day.
Why is an ovulation test calendar useful?
With every pack of ovulation test strips, you receive a free ovulation test calendar. This calendar is very handy to get a good picture of the test results. Every day, you add the strip on the calendar and mark the date and time. In this way, you can see the colour intensity of the T-line increase. With an ovulation test calendar, you have a better and clearer view of your results and you can easily look back at them afterwards.
When is an ovulation test positive?
One pink line will appear in the test window (T) and one in the control window (C). If the colour of the test line is as dark or darker than the control line, an LH peak has been detected. Ovulation usually occurs within 24 to 48 hours of the LH peak being detected. The chance of becoming pregnant is greatest within these 48 hours.
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Where can I buy Telano Ovulation Tests?
Telano ovulation tests are available online throughout Europe. View the Telano points of sale here.