Ovulation is the process by which a mature egg is released in a woman’s body every month. This egg survives in her body for only 24 hours. During this period if the woman has sexual intercourse, her chances of getting pregnant are high.
It is simple to interpret "i-know" results.A positive result is indicated by a test band that is of equal or greater intensity (darker) than the control band. A negative result is indicated when the test band is of lesser intensity (lighter) than the control band or cannot be seen.
"i-know" pack contains 5 strip. When your body is ready to release an egg from the ovary, it begins to secrete a hormone called as LH (leutenizing hormone). This happens around mid-cycle. Each strip of "i-know" has an LH antibody in the T-line. If LH is present in the urine, it will stick to the antibody and the T-line will show colour. Around mid-cycle amount of LH hormone starts to increase and then suddenly drops. Its only after LH reaches is maximum level that the egg is released and 2 most fertile day- period starts. So you need to make sure that the T-line is as dark as the C-line as this indicates that LH amount is at its maximum.
A woman wanting to know her 2 most fertile days should begin testing as per the chart provided in the box. The test should be performed each day in the afternoon till she gets a positive result. A positive result indicates that the woman will ovulate in the next 12-24 hours. The 2 days after that will be the days when her chances of getting pregnant will be highest.
Unlike pregnancy tests, first urine that is morning urine, is not ideal for "i-know" test. Test around noon time (12 noon) or later because LH is synthesized in the morning, making it much more likely to show up in afternoon urine. So for best results, fix up a time around 12 noon or later & collect the urine at the same time each day. If the need be, repeat the test at the same time on subsequent days.
First Determine the Length of the Menstrual Cycle. The Menstrual Cycle Length is the number of days from the first day of the period (menstrual bleeding) to the last day before the next period starts. Think back over the last few months to decide what is the usual cycle length you have had. Circle the usual cycle length on the ‘WHEN TO START CHART’ given in the leaflet inside the box. Then look down to the number directly below. Count ahead that number of days from the first day of the last period. This will be the day to begin testing.
"i-know" is a single use ovulation test kit. Once used, it cannot be reused to perform another test.
No. On the contrary reduce your fluid intake for about two hours before testing, as diluted urine sample can hamper LH detection.
A faint on the "i-know" kit is not a positive. Only when the ‘T’ line is as dark as or is darker than the ‘C’ line, the test is considered to be positive.