Ovulation Microscopes : How do they work ?

Ovulation miscroscopes are an easy and cost effective way to identify fertile times at home. Ovulation microscopes are small hand held mini miscroscopes. They do not require any technical training to use as they are low magnification (50 to 60 times magnification) lenses.

How do I use the Saliva Ovulation Microscope ?

A simple focus mechanism allows the user to focus on a small integral specimen slide area. On each use, a dab of saliva is applied to the lens area and allowed to air dry. This takes between 3 and 6 minutes depending on room temperature.

If the oestrogen levels are at significant levels a ferning pattern appears on the slide due to an increased salt concentration in the saliva. Oestrogen only peaks normally at the mid cycle, just before ovulation, so by detecting this peak, the user can determine the timing of ovulation.

Ovulation Microscopes offer great value for money & flexibility for frequent testers

Ovulation microscopes are cheap to buy, totally re-usable and can be used at any time of day. Look for ovulation microscopes offering at least 60* Magnification and replaceable batteries.

Best buy in our opinion is the ISIS scope for all round value and performanace. The batteries in the ISIS can be replaced thereby extending the life of the ovulation microscope. 

Did you know ? : Oestrogen also peaks in horses and dogs and other animals, so these devices are used extensively by breeders.

When is the best time to test with a saliva ovulation test ?

Good news you can test any time of day. Some people recommend testing first thing in the morning, as at this time the mouth is empty and you can make it part of your morning routine.

Avoid testing immediately after eating, drinking or brishing your teeth as this may interfere with the saliva fertility test results. It is best to wait at least 30 minutes before testing.