At-home ovulation kit relies on saliva sample to help women track fertility

 

“Women need to understand their body,” Denise told FoxNews.com. “Many women have no idea about the mystery of ovulation [but it’s] simple if you know what’s going on.” 

The reusable kit, which is FDA-certified and boasts a 98.9 percent accuracy rate, identifies the five most fertile days of a woman’s cycle by detecting the level of hormones in the saliva.

Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double-board certified OB-GYN who did not work on the development of KNOWHEN, told FoxNews.com that saliva is more accurate than a urine sample because the results are not subject to other chemicals, like alcohol.

When a woman is ovulating and levels of estrogen are elevated, the saliva becomes more saline in composition. To use the test, the user puts a drop of saliva on the kit’s mini-ovulation microscope lens immediately after she wakes up—before brushing her teeth or drinking coffee.

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