Top positive review
Wider strips, almost as sensitive as first response early result.
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2018
Wider strips than most. Currently TTC, will post update after using them for pregnancy.
UPDATE: I miscarried at 18 weeks and bought these to use to test until my HCG was negative and to use to test for my next pregnancy. I also used the ovulation strips to see when I would ovulate after losing my baby and testing negative for HCG. I finally tested negative 1 day before the LH strips showed peak ovulation. The pregnancy and ovulation tests worked wonderfully. I am now pregnant again. I am a pregnancy test junkie. I take multiple tests a day starting at 6dpo because this is what crazy people do and I’m insane. I used first response early result, dollar tree assured tests, pregmate, and some cheap skinny “one step” strips off of eBay that allegedly had a sensitivity of 10 mIU. As you can tell (hopefully) in the photos I have compiled for you, the pregmate tests are almost as sensitive as the first response early result tests, and are much more sensitive than the assured and one step tests. I also use clear blue digital tests and just in case anyone is curious, those take about 4-5 days longer to show positive than the first response early result tests (in my case anyway - with my last 5 pregnancies). Please note that getting a positive 6dpo is not very common, even with very sensitive tests. Out of 8 pregnancies, this is the first time I’ve ever had one this early. The earliest positive I’ve has until now is 8dpo, the others were 9+dpo, so your lines may not show up until a few days later and at that time could be fainter. Having said all of that, I hope this is informative for someone and helps you on your pregnancy test journey. (Skinny test - one step, test in pink case - assured, test in white casing - first response early result, wide strip - pregmate.) in case it’s hard to see, the pregmate first showed an extremely faint positive 6dpo, but I honestly wasn’t sure it was really there until 7dpo. If I hadn’t been checking with the first response also, I would have probably thought I was just seeing things and wouldn’t have been confidently certain it was positive until 8dpo whereas the FRER made me confident that I saw a positive at 6dpo.
UPDATE: Trying for #5, a friend who also bought these, and myself, have been getting A LOT of false positives that appear within the first 2-3 minutes after taking the test, and these lines don’t fade once more time has passed. Very frustrating. The lines aren’t very dark, but still gives false hope for someone like me who obsessed over the tests for days looking for any kind of faint line. This was not happening last year when I made this review. Quite disappointing.