Best forWomen looking for a simple non-digital ovulation test stick
Top BenefitsAccurate and consistent results, easy to use, 10-minute window to read results
Bottom lineThe Clearblue Easy Ovulation Test accurately and consistently measures LH surges to help you pinpoint the best time to try to get pregnant. It’s a simple test that shows clear results that remain accurate for up to 10 minutes—longer than many other ovulation tests.
Ovulation tests can be a blessing in helping to take some of the guesswork out of conception. The Clearblue Easy Ovulation Test provides daily non-digital readings of your luteinizing hormone (LH) to help you predict when you’re ovulating (LH spikes just before you ovulate). Our parent testers and our lab found this ovulation kit—which comes with 10 test sticks—easy to use, a reasonable value and consistently accurate.
The instructions for the Clearblue Easy Ovulation Test are very detailed but concise, and come with helpful diagrams and a chart that shows when you should start testing based on the length of your cycle. The enclosed Q&A is great, too, and addresses the most commonly asked questions. The instructions encourage the user to drink normally but not urinate for at least four hours before testing. You can take Clearblue Easy Ovulation Test any time of day, but it should be the same time each day. And while you might think that taking the test first thing in the morning is ideal (no need to think about your workday, right?), you wouldn't have been drinking normally overnight, so most people will plan to take it in the late morning or later in the day.
The packaging is simple to open and the kit is easy to get organized. The actual test stick is slim and the packaging is fairly light, so it gets bonus points for reducing excess waste. You can either hold the tip of the test in your urine stream—the test stick is easy to grip and position—or dip it into a cup of urine.
Editors in our lab found the results very easy to read, and they liked that this test displays accurate results for 10 minutes—a longer window than many other tests. A negative versus positive result is undeniably clear and the control line is noticeably darker when the test is negative. It's worth noting that if your cycle deviates from the norm (which is pretty common), you might think the test isn't working, but keep in mind that that's what the control line is there for. And once you do get a positive result, it is very clear and looks exactly as it is shown on the packaging. The results are consistently accurate with this ovulation test, and women who tried it out at home unanimously agreed that the overall quality of the product added to its value.
Women who tried the Clearblue Easy Ovulation Test at home gave it good or very good ratings for ease of use and quality, and though they rated the value average to good, they would recommend it to women who are trying to conceive. Our editors appreciated the simplicity, consistently accurate and clear readings, and the 10-minute window of time to read the results—longer than a lot of other ovulation tests.