HOW THE TEST WORKS
Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. The egg passes into the fallopian tube where it is ready to be fertilized. In order for pregnancy to occur, the egg must be fertilized
by sperm within 24 hours after its release. Immediately prior
to ovulation, the body produces a large number of luteinizing hormones (LH). This is known as an “LH surge” and usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. LH triggers the release of an egg from the ovary. The Mosie Baby Ovulation Test helps you predict the time of ovulation and peak fertility.
It is during the fertile time that pregnancy is most likely to occur. The Mosie Baby Ovulation Test detects the LH surge in urine, signaling that ovulation is likely to occur in the next 24 to
36 hours. It is important to note that an LH surge and ovulation may not occur in all cycles.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
The Mosie Baby Ovulation Kit contains numerous tests, allowing you to test over several days to find your most fertile time. Calculate when to start testing using the chart. First, calculate the length of your average menstrual cycle. Your menstrual cycle length is the number of days from the first day of your period (menstrual bleeding) to the last day before your next period starts. Circle the number of days in your cycle on the “WHEN TO START TESTING CHART.” Note: If your cycle is irregular, you may want to use your shortest cycle length when reading the chart. Use the SAMPLE CALENDAR and the example below it to determine which day you should begin testing
- Remove the test from the pouch just before testing. Remove the cap.
- First-morning urine should NOT be used with this test. For best results, you should test around the same time each day. You should reduce your liquid intake approximately 2 hours prior to testing.
- Hold the test pointing downward directly into your urine stream, and urinate onto the absorbent tip for 10 to 15 seconds. Do not urinate on the test or results window. If you prefer, you can urinate into a clean, dry container, and dip only the absorbent tip of the test into the urine for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Replace the cap and place the test on a flat surface. Begin timing for 3 minutes.
READING YOUR RESULTS
While you are waiting for your results, you may notice a colored solution moving across the windows. This is normal. You need to wait 5 minutes to read the results. Do not read the results after 10 minutes.
POSITIVE = LH SURGE
If 2 (two) lines appear and the line in the round test window is similar to or darker in color intensity compared to the line in the triangular control window, your LH has surged, and you will probably ovulate in the next 24 to 36 hours.
NEGATIVE = NO LH SURGE
If 2 (two) lines appear and the line in the round test window is lighter in color intensity compared to the line in the triangular control window, your LH level has not surged. Also, if only 1 (one) line appears in the “Triangle” control window, your LH level has not surged. You should continue daily testing.
If no line appears in the “Triangle” control window, the result is invalid. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect test performance is the most likely reason for an invalid result. This can be caused by not holding the Absorbent Tip in your urine for at least 10 to 15 seconds. If you receive an Invalid Result, urinate on the Absorbent Tip (or dip the Absorbent Tip into your urine) for an additional 10 to 15 seconds and wait 3 minutes. Read the results again according to the instructions. If there is still no line in the “Triangle” control window, the test is invalid and should be discarded. Review the instructions and then, following them exactly, repeat with a new Mosie Baby Ovulation Test.
LIMITATIONS OF THE TEST
Read all the information before performing the test. Do not open
the foil pouch until you are ready to start the test. Not every woman ovulates at mid-cycle; therefore, you may not see a positive result during your first 5 days of testing. Continue testing with the Mosie Baby Ovulation Test to detect your LH surge. Some prescription drugs may affect the result, such as menotropins for injection (Pergonal®) and danazol (Danocrine®). If you are using Clomiphene Citrate (e.g., Clomid® and Serophene®), consult your physician for possible interference with the test. Some rare medical conditions and/or the onset of menopause can cause elevated LH levels. Some women do not ovulate every cycle and will not see an increase in LH levels during these non-ovulating cycles.