Q: Will this test tell me if I have good progesterone levels?
A: Proov will help you understand if your PdG (progesterone metabolite) levels are high enough for long enough to confirm that you successfully ovulated, indicating that ovulation was healthy and provided the best chance at conceiving that cycle.
Q: When do I need to take a baseline test?
A: We recommend taking a baseline test after your period ends but before you get your peak fertility. Ideally, you’d take a baseline on CD 5, 6, 7, or 8, but if you are bit past that and haven’t gotten peak, it is better to get a baseline than to not have one!
Q: Why do I need a baseline test?
A: A baseline is important for your first cycle using Proov because it establishes what “your negative” looks like. It is especially important if tests during the 7-10 day post peak window aren’t totally positive as it can provide insight into what’s going on. For example, if there is no change in tests vs. baseline, it can suggest ovulation didn’t happen, but if there is a noticeable change vs. baseline (eg the line gets lighter, but doesn’t fully disappear), it can indicate ovulation happened but not quite “successfully”.
Q: If I get a positive on day 7 after peak, does that mean I ovulated?
A: Yes, one positive Proov test does confirm ovulation. However, we recommend continuing to test throughout the 7, 8, 9, 10 day window. This is because to confirm “successful” ovulation – meaning that ovulation happened and PdG levels were elevated high enough for long enough, it’s important to have results for the full window.
Q: Do I need positives all 4 testing days to confirm successful ovulation?
A: Ideally, you want all 4 day 7-10 tests to be positive. However, in some cases, there will be small dips in PdG – which can be totally normal since progesterone fluctuates hour by hour! – that will produce a negative on day 7, 8, or 9 past peak. If Proov is negative on one of these days but positive the rest of the testing window, that is still considered a successful ovulation. If you get a negative on day 10, it is possible that PdG may be falling a bit too early to call the ovulation truly successful.
Q: I have a long LH surge. When should I Proov?
A: Please count from the first day you get a positive LH result. For example if you got a positive LH result on the 1st of the month, you’d start using Proov on the 8th, even if you continued to get positive LH results through the 3rd or 4th.
Q: I had my LH peak yesterday. However, I just received the Proov strips today. Is it too late to use them this cycle?
A: Unfortunately, once you’ve had your peak, it is too late to get a baseline and we really recommend getting a baseline for your first cycle using Proov! We know how hard it can be to wait, especially when you have a new thing to pee on, but we want you to get the best possible information from Proov. If you can sit tight another cycle, we do recommend it so you can get that baseline.
Q: Why do I have to wait so long to confirm ovulation after my most fertile days? Can’t I test sooner?
A: You can test earlier than the 7-10 days past peak window and it is certainly possible, although not common, to get a positive result as early as 2 days past peak. However, when trying to conceive, it is most important for PdG to be elevated days 7, 8, 9, and 10 past peak to confirm not only that ovulation happened, but that it was a good ovulation that provided the best chance at successfully conceiving.
Q: I know I need to use first morning urine. But what if I can't hold it until the morning?
A: Please try to get a sample of your pee from your longest sleep. That means if you go to bed at 10 PM and wake up around 4 AM to pee, you’d want to try to get a sample then if that 6-hour chunk is the longest you can go. We also recommend trying to get at least a 6-hour hold if possible.
Q: Can I talk to somebody about my results?