DO I HAVE TO USE ALL OF THE TESTING STRIPS?
Of course not! If you like, you can stop using them as soon as you’ve tested as HIGH or PEAK for the presence of the Luteinizing Hormone in your urine, which signals that you’re ovulating. You can then save your remaining strips for use in your next cycle (if needed).
HOW ACCURATE IS THE TEST?
The test has proven to be 99% accurate in detecting even the smallest traces of LH, and our many awards show just how popular and trusted the Eveline Ovulation Test has become across the USA and Europe.
I HAVE BEEN USING THE TEST FOR A WHILE, AND I HAVEN’T DETECTED AN LH SURGE. WHAT’S NEXT?
The number of tests in a pack is enough to detect the LH surge in most women, but everyone is different. It’s actually fairly common for some women not to ovulate in every cycle, and so during these months, the test will not indicate a surge. Keep trying, but if you’re concerned by your results, talk with your doctor or specialist.
DO ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS OR DRUGS AFFECT THE TEST RESULTS?
As with any tests of your urine, certain factors can affect your results. These could include a recent pregnancy, miscarriage or abortion, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and any untreated hypothyroidism. Early signs of menopause can also decrease the reliability of the test at detecting the LH surge and fertile days. Another factor to consider is if you’re taking any fertility drugs containing either LH itself or Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG). You should also check with your doctor about when it is appropriate to begin ovulation testing if you are taking Clomiphene Citrate, or if you have any other concerns about effects on the test based on your medical status.
WILL A HISTORY OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE USE AFFECT THE RESULTS?
It can. If you have only recently stopped taking the pill, it can take some time for your hormonal cycles to normalise. We suggest that you wait to pass through two full cycles (periods) after stopping taking the pill before you begin to use the test.
SINCE IT TELLS ME WHEN I’M FERTILE, CAN I USE EVELINE AS A CONTRACEPTIVE?
We don’t advise this for our test or for any other ovulation test on the market. Sperm can survive for several days in the reproductive tract, and so sex outside of your fertile days can still result in pregnancy.
WHEN SHOULD I COLLECT URINE FOR THE TEST?
Our test is designed to be easy to use, but it’s important you’re consistent in how you use it. We’ve written some guidelines to help you with this, but generally speaking, we advise against using the test first thing in the morning after waking up. Many women have reported finding just after noon to be the most effective and convenient time.
DOES THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID I DRINK AFFECT THE RESULT?
Drinking a lot of liquid will naturally dilute your urine, and in turn will dilute any LH present, which might affect test results. We suggest you avoid drinking in the two hours before you plan to do your test.
HOW LONG SHOULD I CONTINUE TO PERFORM THE TEST?
The Eveline App will predict five fertile days for you each month and will remind you to begin testing when that first day arrives. Keep using the test during these five days, or at least until the App has reported your ‘peak’ LH levels. When the App detects ‘high’ levels, we recommend increasing testing frequency to every four hours until ‘peak’ is registered.
IS THE TEST REUSABLE?
No. Hang on to your Eveline clip (and your phone, of course), but throw away each test strip when you’re done. Nobody wants or needs one of those hanging around! Dispose of your used strips safely in your household bin, but please think about the environment and do not flush them down the toilet!
MY OVULATION DATE IS REALLY HARD TO TRACK. CAN YOU HELP?
Absolutely - that’s what we’re here for! All you need to do is to input the requested information about your cycle into your App, and it will remind you to start testing when our smart software estimates when your five fertile days are going to begin. The tests will help you zone in on your LH surge and peak fertility, even if your cycle is sometimes irregular. The ten included tests in your pack are usually enough to cover five fertile days.