First Response Ovulation Test Directions
Last updated on August 13th, 2018
The First Response Ovulation Test Kit comes as a digital test and a non-digital test. The digital test is more expensive than the non-digital test kit but it is usually easier to read. This type of ovulation test kit is designed to detect the LH surge, which is the surge of luteinizing hormone released by the pituitary gland at the time ovulation.
How to Use the Non-Digital Test Kit
The kit comes with seven capped sticks that are used to urinate on. You
begin taking the test several days before you expect to ovulate. Here are the steps:
- Take the purple color off the test stick.
- Urinate on the stick, which has an absorbent pad on the end of it for about 5 seconds.
- There is a result window that begins to turn pink as the urine is absorbed into the part of the kit that is the result window.
- Wait about 5 minutes before reading the test.
- You will usually see two pink lines in the test window.
- If the ovulation line is less intense than the reference line, you have not ovulated yet.
- If the ovulation line is more intense than the reference line, you are ovulating and should have sex during this time.
- Do not reuse the stick but instead throw it away. Use another stick the next day if you haven’t yet ovulated.
How to Use the Digital Test Kit
This test is easier to read because it gives a “yes” or “no” answer rather than having to read the two lines on the non-digital test kit. There are ten test sticks in each box.
Here are the steps:
- Take the wrapper off the stick just prior to urinating. Urinate first thing in the morning for the best results.
- Point the stick down and away from your body.
- Urinate on the stick for exactly 5 seconds and collect the rest of the urine in a cup.
- Dip the stick into the collected urine for an additional five seconds.
- The urine will wick up into the test window after about 3 minutes.
- If there has not been an LH surge, the test window will say “no”.
- If you are ovulating and there is an LH surge, the test window will say “yes” and it means you are ovulating. You should have sex during this time if the test shows a “yes” sign.
- If the test is negative, throw away the test stick and use another test stick the next day.
- As there are ten test sticks, you should begin testing about 5-6 days before you expect to ovulate.
Both tests are relatively simple to use. If you don’t feel comfortable interpreting the result of the non-digital test, use the digital test so that you can definitely get a “yes” or “no” response.