Collection: Ovulation Test Strips

Bulk packs of ovulation test strips

What are ovulation test strips?

what are ovulation test strips

Ovulation test strips are a type of ovulation test that measure the level of LH hormone in urine . LH is the hormone that triggers ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary ) and LH levels are elevated just prior to ovulation, and this elevated level of LH can be detected in urine using ovulation tests. An ovulation test strip is a simple yet accurate urine dipping stick, that measures LH levels in urine. The LH level in the urine can be measured quickly and easily using ovulation test strips, and this is a good predictor that ovulation is about to occur.

Why use ovulation test strips

Ovulation test strips are also known as ovulation sticks or ovulation strips, are a quick and easy to use and read type of ovulation test, which can save you a fortune, as they use less packaging and plastic than many other ovulation tests. This means that they are also more eco-friendly than most other ovulation test kits. They are used to predict when ovulation will occur, thereby identifying the most fertile time in a women's cycle.

How accurate are ovulation test strips compared to other types of ovulation tests?

Simple dip and read LH ovulation test strips, are also just as accurate as more expensive brands of ovulation predictor kits, but as there is far less packaging, ovulation test strips are a simpler ovulation test to manufacture, making them a lot cheaper to buy, as well as being an eco-friendly ovulation test. 

How do ovulation strips work?

Ovulation strips work by measuring the level of a female hormone in urine called luteinising hormone, known for short as LH. This hormone LH increases just prior to ovulation, and is the signal to the ovaries to release the egg. Because LH is excreted through the kidneys, it can be detected and measured in the urine. By measuring the levels of LH in your urine you are able to predict your most fertile time of the month. This peak in the LH level in the urine is known as the LH surge.

How to use ovulation test strips

Ovulation test strips are very simple and easy to use, as you simply collect your urine sample, and dip the test strip into the urine sample for several seconds and then lie it flat on a clean surface to allow the result to develop.

How to read ovulation test strips

Reading ovulation test strips is straightforward, but it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully, for the specific brand of ovulation test strip that you are using, to obtain accurate results. Here's a general guide to reading ovulation test strips:

  1. Collect a urine sample in a clean container: It's best not to use the first urine of the day, but to collect a sample later in the day (see more information on the best time below), as this will contain the highest concentration of LH. As you will be doing the ovulation tests over several days try to do it at the same time each day.
  2. Dip the ovulation test strip: Immerse the test strip into the urine sample
  3. Wait for the result: The time required to obtain the result can vary depending on the brand and type of ovulation test strip. Typically, it takes between 1-5 minutes.
  4. Read the result: Most ovulation test strips display the results as a line. A positive result is indicated when the test line is as dark or darker than the control line and this indicates the presence of high levels of LH in the urine, which suggests that ovulation is likely to occur in the next 24-36 hours. The control line on the strip will indicate if the ovulation test has been conducted correctly. 

ovulation test strip results


It's always a good idea to confirm a positive ovulation test result by monitoring other fertility signs, such as changes in basal body temperature or changes in your cervical mucus (this is a very good indicator). If you are having difficulty reading the ovulation test strip results or have questions about the accuracy of your test, please do get in touch, and we will be happy to assist you.

What time of day is best for using ovulation strips?

Ovulation test strips give the most reliable results if you use them in the afternoon between mid day and 6pm. Many women find the best time to detect the LH surge is lunch time around 1-2pm. This is because the LH surge usually occurs in the late morning, and the Luteinising hormone is then detected in the urine around lunchtime.

There may be quite considerable variation from individual to individual on the best time to use an ovulation test strip ,depending on lifestyle and personal schedule, so once you find the best time for you to detect your LH surge, then try to always use the ovulation test strips around that time.  Many women find the best time for them to test for ovulation, with ovulation strips, is just after their lunch, as then they can make it part of their daily routine during the fertile period.

Types of ovulation tests available for sale:

  • Ovulation tests strips in boxes of 50 or 100. Each ovulation test strip is individually foil wrapped with long expiry dates.
  • Ovulation test strips in pots each containing 25 ovulation strips.

Ovulation test strips for sale

Packed in bulk professional packs our ovulation tests are ideal for for NHS, GP, healthcare , doctors, nurses, fertility practitioners, clinics , clinical research and home use. They can be ordered online or by NHS purchase order. 

Brands of ovulation test strips

We stock two brand of ovulation test strips:

  1. ALLTEST ovulation test strips
  2. CORE ovulation test strips

Both brands of ovulation test strips are ultrasensitive 25miu LH detection.

Free UK delivery on ovulation test strips

  • Free UK 2nd class delivery on all ovulation test strips when you spend over £30 online. 
  • Free UK next business day courier delivery when you spend over £150 on ovulation test strips or other fertility products online in a single transaction

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