* Applicable for Medicare eligible patients. No-out-of-pocket Fertility Assessment is for an initial consultation with our Fertility GP at the Genea Sydney City clinic (Kent Street). Additional costs may be incurred for fertility investigations.
** No out-of-pocket for Medicare eligible patients when blood tests are conducted at a Genea monitoring centre in Australia. Not applicable at Genea Hollywood Fertility in Perth.
Putting it bluntly, Genea’s Ovulation Tracking service is much more reliable and more likely to result in you getting pregnant. Unlike store bought trackers, we test your blood to measure multiple hormone levels. That’s a more accurate form of predicting ovulation than a simple “positive” level of a single hormone in urine that store bought trackers use.
Ovulation normally occurs 24 to 36 hours after the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge is detected, so identifying this LH surge through a blood test helps us figure out when you’re about to ovulate. Sperm can remain active for up to five days, so you can conceive by having intercourse before the egg is released.
Your Genea Nurses will watch closely for the LH surge and as soon as there is a sign of an increase, they’ll be in touch to let you know it’s ‘sexy’ time.
Store bought kits may tell women when they’re ovulating but having sex ahead of ovulation is key.
Apps are very popular for tracking cycles and can be useful for keeping cycle records. However, they rely on generic and simple mathematical formulas to suggest the time of ovulation so they’re obviously not personalised and therefore might not be accurate for you.