So we you’re about to take a HPT (Home Pregnancy Test) or even a OPK (Ovulation Predictor Kit) – usually when you’re reading the instructions that come in the box, there’s a reccomended length of time they specify holding the Dip stick in the urine stream (or same difference if it’s a Midstream Test)! Honestly, I never really gave it much thought. Sometimes whenever I’m making these awesome, fun Videos for you guys, I can get a bit distracted, (say if one of my kiddos starts knocking on the door for example Ha Ha) and it may not be until I actually go back and watch the video that I catch something I hadn’t noticed during filming! When I first got the Equate Brand OPK I tested one with PM urine and being as it was a dreadful Blue Dye Test, I was a bit confused by the results! So maybe 15 mins later I dipped another one (in the SAME urine sample) and held it a few seconds longer. Guess what? The T (Test) line was darker than the C (Control) line! Whereas with the Test before, the 2 Lines were the SAME! Soooooooooo I concluded from that experience that it DOES matter how long you actually hold a Dip stick in the urine and (of course) how CONCENTRATED the urine sample is! I highly recommend holding the dip stick a minimal of 5-10 seconds! Anything less, may yield a much lighter result. Now keep in mind (whether it be a OPK or a HPT) a positive result is a positive result as long as the Tests are taken properly and read within the correct time frame. If you have a High enough concentration of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) a HPT will yield a POSITIVE result, much like a OPK will if you have a high enough concentration of LH (Luteinizing Hormone) BUT – the Line opacity can differ! So, I will be conducting more Tests like this in the near future. But for now, I’m using the Blue Dye Tests and I hope you find this helpful!
After being on a super long cycle and getting multiple positive OPK’s (using 3 different brands I might add!) So when I began to spot around 12dpo I decided to Test with both an OPK to see if I would still yield another positive result, as well as Test with a HPT to see if it would ALSO yield the same result? Or was AF rearing her ugly face?
If you read my story on (Why I began Charting after so many years) you know that after a 14 day extremely long Menses, I started spotting after a few days, (which is really odd for me most cycles)! I decided to Pee-On-A-Stick just to see what would happen!
So my friend who had an extremely long cycle and thought she may be Pregnant before AF (Aunt Flo) reared her ugly face, wanted to see if urine CONCENTRATED with Menstrual Blood would affect the outcome of a HPT? Well, just so happened we also had 2 Negative HPT’s lying around and we thought it would be fun to see if AF could (also) effect a Negative HPT?
I had a friend who thought she was possibly Pregnant, (very long cycle with 2 days of spotting prior) then the dreaded AF (Aunt Flo) reared her ugly face. We decided to see if her urine which was CONCENTRATED with Menstrual Blood could effect the outcome of a HPT?
After a 14 day long cycle, getting extremely sick on CD2 and vomiting profusely for 7 hours straight – Was it a miscarriage? And if so, can a HPT (Home Pregnancy Test) possibly detect HCG from it?