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How to Test Your Hormone Levels at Home

By Monica | 17 June 2020 | 0 Comments
Saliva Kit
  1. Read the instructions carefully, there are some steps which are necessary for getting the right results.
  2. Prepare the evening by washing your face. Because lotions or creams can intervene with the results.
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly with hot soap.
  4. Rinse your mouth 10 minutes with water before getting the saliva to test. Don’t brush or floss your teeth before taking the test. Don’t eat 1 hour before the test either.
  5. Spit into the tube. Once you get enough saliva, seal the tube. This process can be 10 to 30 minutes.
  6. Seal the sample and make sure it is sealed tightly. If elastic bags came with your kit, seal the bag, zipping it up all the way.
  7. Label the sample. Write your name at the sample, this is for the lab corporation to identify.
  8. Freeze the sample 4 hours before packaging and then send it. You can also freeze the sample overnight if you prefer.
  9. Mail the sample, fill any paperwork included with the sample.
Blood-Spot Kit
  1. Make a best appointment of the month.
If the first day is the time when your period starts, you can test 19-21 days later according to your menstrual cycle. Men can take the test at any time of the month.
  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Label the blood spot card. It helps to tape it on the surface with the provided tape.
  3. Sterilize your finger with an alcohol wipe.
  4. Stab your finger with the lancet.
  5. Accumulate the sample.
  6. Let the blood dry for at least 30 minutes. You can let it dry overnight if you prefer.
  7. Seal up and mail the samples.
Working with an Ovulation Microscope to Check saliva
  1. Get a tiny microscope.
Because you show your saliva under a microscope to check if you are ovulating or not. Therefore, you ought to buy a microscope. It can be available at your local drug store. The price is around $25.
  1. Put the saliva on a slide. Be careful to get the saliva before doing anything else in the morning, such as drinking water or brushing your teeth.
  2. Let the saliva dry out. Before you show the saliva under the microscope, it needs drying for 5-10 minutes. Drying allows the saliva to compose a pattern to show under the microscope.
  3. Lay the slide under the microscope and adapt the concentrate if you want to. You may find a fern, dots and circles, or a hybrid of two. A fern tells that you have had an amplify at estrogen, which means you are at ovulation.     
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