Ovulation tests have come a long way in the last 10 years. They are now very widely available, and more affordable now than they have ever been.
Probably the most popular format available to buy online is the ovulation test strips which are very cheap to buy, as their is very little packaging. The strips are usually individually foil wrapped with a long expiry date. They are also available in vials of professional ovulation tests strips as shown in the picture above for clinics or frequent testers. They are also much cheaper to post out than the traditional mid stream format which is very bulky, and incurs higher postal charges.
If you go to a supermarket or chemist to purchase your ovulation tests you are more likely to be offered the midstream ovulation tests as this is the traditional format that the high street is familiar with, although some are now starting to stock the cheaper strip versions.
Ovulation tests strips have been available to buy online in the UK now for over 10 years and have generally proved very reliable and accurate to use. To perform a test with an ovulation test strip you need to collect a urine sample in a clean container (it does not need to be sterile ) and then you simply dip the strip into the urine sample for the required time and read the result within a couple of minutes. you then need to look at the result and compare with the instruction chart to determine whether the result is positive. This is very easy once you get the hang of it.
Ovulation tests are available in several different sensitivities. The most popular is 40mIU sensitivity which is the agreed international cut off level for ovulation detection. Recently more sensitive 20mIU or ultra ovulation test strips have emerged on to the UK market, and these are suitable for you to use if standard sensitivity ovulation tests do not detect your LH surge.