Home urine LH testing

A large amount of luteinizing hormone (LH), also referred to as the “LH surge,” occurs prior to ovulation. This is the most useful of all laboratory tests available for ovulation prediction. This surge may be detected in blood testing in our office or urine testing at home. Although a number of home ovulation prediction kits are commercially available, we recommend Clear Plan Easy. This particular kit is simple, accurate, and takes less than five minutes to perform the test. Testing should begin prior to the expected time of ovulation, generally beginning on day 10 of the menstrual cycle. It is important to test your urine between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to detect the onset of the LH surge. Although this may seem inconvenient, it is the most accurate in detecting the beginning of the LH surge. Remember, too, that testing takes less than 5 minutes. When the color of your test is the same as or darker than the reference test, you are having an LH surge. Ovulation will occur the following day. Therefore, unless other tests or procedures are scheduled, you should have intercourse that day and the following day. You may stop testing after you test positive for your LH surge.

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