PREGMATE Ovulation and Pregnancy Test Review
For most people, baby making boils down to one basic rule: if you have sex, it will happen. This can totally be the case for some couples; however, for others, baby dancing can become a stressful and painful chore. Besides preparing yourself physically and mentally for pregnancy, you need to understand how your body works. Ovulation predictors such as the PREGMATE ovulation test can help you figure out what is happening in your body so that you can have intercourse during your fertile periods and conceive faster.
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 48 hours 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.
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: 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 test kit pack of 25, especially if you get pregnant within the first six months of trying.
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.