PREGMATE Ovulation & Pregnancy Test Review
For most people, baby making boils down to one basic rule: if you have sex, it will happen. Unfortunately, this cannot always be the case because a woman has about six fertile days during her cycle: the day she ovulates and the five days before ovulation.
For most couples trying to get pregnant, the odds of pregnancy are 15–25% in any particular month. Couples who have been trying for some time can sometimes find intercourse a stressful and painful chore, especially when the woman doesn’t really know when she’s ovulating.
Besides preparing herself physically and mentally for pregnancy, a woman needs to understand how her body works.
The PREGMATE Ovulation and Pregnancy test kit can help a woman figure out what is happening in her body so that she can have intercourse during her fertile periods and test for pregnancy in the comfort of her home.
What Does PREGMATE Offer?
The PREGMATE brand offers a range of tests to help women track their fertile period, determine whether they are pregnant, and support their conception journey.
In this post, we’ll look at the PREGMATE ovulation and pregnancy tests as well as the pros and cons of these tests.
PREGMATE Ovulation LH and Pregnancy HCG Test Strips Combo
The PREGMATE ovulation and pregnancy test strips combo is available in following three sizes so you can choose what suits you best: (i) 10 LH and 5 HCG, (ii) 50 LH and 20 HCG, (iii) and 100 LH and 20 HCG.
At $0.20 per test strip, the 100 LH and 20 HCG pack is the best buy. The 10 LH and 5 HCG and 50 LH and 20 HCG pack cost approximately $0.66 and 0.27 per test strip, respectively.
The product meets the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards, implying that it is reliable and safe for use.
How the Tests Work
The PREGMATE LH ovulation test strip is a qualitative test designed to detect the presence of luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine. At around ovulation, the level of LH in your body rises and triggers ovulation when it surges mid-cycle. You’ll likely ovulate 24 to 36 hours later if you get a positive ovulation test.
The PREGMATE Pregnancy HCG test strip measures the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in your urine. It has a sensitivity level of 25 mIU/mL (an FDA standard for early pregnancy tests). According to the manufacturer, this can detect pregnancy five days before your missed period.
When and How to Test
You can test at any time between 10 am and early evening; however, the manufacturer recommends that it is best to perform the test in the afternoon. You would need to abstain from drinking a lot of fluids for at least two hours before performing the test.
The test is very simple to perform and only requires that you collect your urine in a dry container (plastic or glass), immerse the strip into your urine sample, place the strip on a flat surface, and read the results after about five minutes.
Watch the quick video below for a demonstration.
Is the PREGMATE (LH) Ovulation Test Reliable?
To answer this question, I compared the results that I had with PREGMATE ovulation strips with those that I had with Mira (see my full review here). Note that Mira is a more advanced fertility tracking device that measures your LH levels and calculates your percentage change of getting pregnant on a given day.
Notice how the test line (T) becomes darker as the LH level increases (cycle day 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12) and surges on cycle day 13. On cycle day 14, the LH drops to 22 IU/L.
Cycle Day 9 (LH = 3 IU/L)
Cycle Day 10 (LH = 3 IU/L)
Cycle Day 11 (LH = 4 IU/L)
Cycle Day 12 (LH = 7 IU/L)
Cycle Day 13 (LH = 41/IU/L)
Cycle Day 14 (LH = 22 IU/L)
PREGMATE (LH) Ovulation and (HCG) Pregnancy Midstream Tests Combo
- High accuracy rate (99.8%)
- Fast results
- Very affordable
- Some users find it difficult to read the test line and can't tell when they're close to ovulating
The midstream tests work like the LH and HCG test strips and have the same accuracy rate. The ovulation and pregnancy midstream tests combo also comes in three sizes: (i) 8 LH and 2 HCG test sticks, (ii) 10 LH and 2 HCG test sticks, and (iii) 20 LH and 5 HCG test sticks.
At $ 1.10 per test stick, the 20 LH and 5 HCG appears to be the best buy. Additionally, it contains a reasonable number of pregnancy test sticks.
PREGMATE Ovulation LH Test Strips
This comes in four sizes: (i) 10 LH test strips, (ii) 25 LH test strips, (iii) 50 LH test strips, and (iv) 100 LH test strips.
At $0.20 per test strip, the pack containing 100 LH test strips is the best buy and allows you to have enough test strips to use for 10 cycles, assuming you use at least 8 to 10 strips per cycle.
PREGMATE Pregnancy HCG Test Strips
The pregnancy test strips come in four sizes: (i) 10 HCG test strips, (ii) 25 HCG test strips, (iii) 50 HCG test strips, and (iv) 100 HCG test strips.
At approximately $0.20 per test strip, the 100 HCG pregnancy test kit appears to be the best buy; the 10 HCG and 25 HCG test strips cost approximately $0.80 and $0.43 per pregnancy test strip, respectively.
However, even if you use four test strips per cycle, you won’t even use half of the pack after 12 cycles. It is generally recommended that you visit a doctor after one year of trying if you’re younger than 35 years or after six months if you’re older.
PREGMATE Pregnancy Midstream Tests
The pregnancy midstream tests come in three sizes too: (i) 8 HCG test sticks, (ii) 10 HCG test sticks, and (iii) 25 HCG test sticks.
Although the pack of 25 appears to be the best buy, costing approximately $1.1 per test stick, I doubt you’ll need these many test sticks.
Also, bear in mind that most couples without fertility problems get pregnant within one year: approximately 60% achieve pregnancy within three months, 75% within six months, and approximately 85% within 12 months.
Therefore, you might end up not using up to half of the test sticks in the pack of 25, especially if you get pregnant within the first six months of trying.
PREGMATE Ovulation and Pregnancy Test Strips Reviews from Customers
We found mostly positive reviews of PREGMATE Ovulation and Pregnancy Test Strips, with more than 95% of women leaving 4 or 5-star reviews on Amazon, eBay, and other less popular e-commerce websites.
Here’s a screenshot from eBay:
Here’s what one Amazon customer said,
UPDATE: Got my first faint positive pregnancy test! Used this one and a FRER, but this one actually had a better line 🙂 Yay! Will continue to test to make sure it gets darker.
SECOND UPDATE: Officially 7 weeks pregnant! Got pregnant the 2nd month of trying, first month of using these! Will use again for future pregnancies. Also a note on the HCG tests – they are SUPER SENSITIVE! Showed a line 4 days before Clear Blue tests worked.
Women who didn’t like the PREGMATE combo predictor kit said they either got false positive ovulation or pregnancy test results. However, more than 50% of customer complaints were about the ovulation test strips.
Overall, the PREGMATE brand offers you a range of ovulation and pregnancy tests in various sizes to support your trying-to-conceive journey. Given the high accuracy rate of these ovulation and pregnancy tests, you’ll be getting good value for your money.
However, if you have used other brands like the Wondfo ovulation or pregnancy tests and experienced difficulties reading the results, you’ll be better off using brands that do not display results based on the appearance or color intensity of the test line.