Are all urine pregnancy tests including OVRY™ "strip format", the same?
When used correctly, nearly all urine pregnancy tests available for sale in North America, including the “strip format” tests sold by OVRY™, are equally reliable. All tests use the same underlying techniques to detect pregnancy: tests detect the presence of the pregnancy hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). The features that vary the most among pregnancy testing products are: the format, the display type, and the HCG sensitivity cutoff. OVRY™ tests have an ultra-sensitive cutoff of 10 mIU/mL compared to 25 mIU/mL offered by most competing products. As a result, OVRY™ strips are able to detect pregnancy earlier than products with a higher threshold. Lastly, the biggest difference between OVRY™ products and those commonly sold at drugstores is the “strip format” which requires that urine be collected and the strip submerged, versus the midstream tests which allow women to pee directly onto the test.