Downloaded the app and got your Pearl kit? Great, that means you're all set and ready to start measuring! Here is a guide that will lead you through your hormonal monitoring process step by step... happy testing!
Tell Pearl when your period starts. Your period marks the beginning of a new cycle- so as soon as it starts you can input the start date as well as the strength of the bleeding. Testing starts!
You can start the daily monitoring of your hormones right on day 2 of your cycle- so the next day after your period has started. Be sure to use first morning urine for measuring in order to get genuine results:
Starting on the second day of your period, you need to use the first morning urine for the stripes. It doesn't matter at what time you're getting up. It also isn't necessary to measure at the same time every day.
Your app will inform you what strip you need to use each day. Depending on the kit you got you will either find two or three kinds of strips in it.
Collect some first morning urine (right after you wake up) with the urine catcher you find in the Kit. Dip the strip in the urine for 5 to 10 seconds. Make sure not to dip over the MAX line marked on the strip.
The test strip will take 10-15 minutes to develop. Place it on a flat surface and feel free to go around your morning routine in the meantime.
Once dry, open the capture mode in the app. Make sure to select the right day of your cycle and the right strip (blue, pink or purple) before taking the picture.
To make sure the measurement is correct, drag the pre-set layout on the screen to the strip.
Your period is late? Time to take a pregnancy test! Pearl will inform you when its the best time for a pregnancy test (included in your kit).
Happy testing from us at Pearl!