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OSOM Pregnancy Test **OMG am I pregnant?*** **Updated on post #38***

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http://www.medexsupply.com/diagnosti...x_pid-132.html

I think this is the kind they usually use in doctor's offices. It has a black dye - which was so weird and intriguing to me, I just had to try it. LOL!

From what I have gathered from a few other message boards, these are supposed to be insanely sensitive - more than FRER even. And evaps are supposed to be almost non-existent. (Which I find hard to believe, it sounds too good to be true.)

I am supposed to get my box sometime tomorrow, which will be 6 DPO for me. Does anyone have any pictures of this test (BFP or BFN?) Does anyone know how early I can start testing without being "too insane".

Any experiences, I'd love to hear... Of course, when I use it I'll let you guys know what I think. The price isn't bad for so many tests. Cheaper than anything I could get at Target, that's for sure.
post #2 of 54
My doctors office uses the same type of tests as dollar tree..
post #3 of 54
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post
My doctors office uses the same type of tests as dollar tree..

Did you ask them the name brand? Did they tell you how sensitive they are? These tests apparently look like dollar tree tests in that they are card style. I would assume a doctor's office would order tests from a medical supplier, but I don't know how many different brands are out there from medical suppliers.

I've never used DT tests, but I know they are sensitive. Think they are comparable? If so, how early do you start testing with DTs?

(Can you sense that I want to start testing early. LOL! )


Most info I can find about these tests from "real women" (as opposed to medical supplier type sites) say they claim a 20 sensitivity but there are reports of getting BFPs with blood levels less than 10. (Almost too sensitive, as you would learn about early chemical pregnancies, which are fairly common.) The board that has the most users and info is a surrogate mother's board. They all seem to rave about them.

Anyone here use them... ?
post #4 of 54
I saw them take it out of the box... I had to be tested around november because I needed a medicine but could have been pregnant.

I mentioned that I use those too because they are so cheap, they said they use them because they get them cheaper than a buck a pack and they are still just as accurate.
post #5 of 54
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That's crazy that a doctor's office uses dollar tree - who'd a thought it?! LOL! Here I just assumed a doctor's office would have something "special" and ...um, doctory? I have no idea what my OB uses - I'll have to ask the next time I'm in.

I don't have any dollar trees around me, though... otherwise I can promise you that I'd have a massive stash! I know lots of people get evaps on them, but that's pretty forgivable in such a cheap test. Plus, I do hear of early BFPs on them.

Anyway, these tests are less than 2 bucks each, which compared to my usual brands (FRER, Answer, EPT) is pretty stinkin' cheap.
post #6 of 54
There is no real reason for them to have a fancy pee test, they all do the same thing so they go with the cheapest that is still accurate. Some doctors offices have tests that don't test at 25 like dollar tree but 100 or higher!
post #7 of 54
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My OSOMs just arrived. I literally left supper on the table so I could run and try it. LOL! It's sad that I get so excited over a new brand of peestick.

I got a BFN (duh - I'm 6 dpo, what did I expect) but I thought you guys might like to see the test in action.

Here it is the second I put pee on it: http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...icks/OSOM1.jpg

Here it is after the 3 minutes passed (sorry it's a bit blurry. It's a BFN so I didn't care as much about a pretty picture. LOL!):
http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...icks/OSOM2.jpg

So that's the black dyed test. I'll be sure to post if I ever get a BFP on it.
post #8 of 54
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
So that's the black dyed test. I'll be sure to post if I ever get a BFP on it.
I hope you do!!!
post #9 of 54
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OK, so I was beginning to believe that OSOM are really evap-free because I have taken a few now () and they didn't develop lines after they dried.

Until now. Dun-dun-DUUUUUUUN! (that was dramatic music, btw) I'd say about 25 minutes after taking a test today, it developed a line. I'll take a pic when I have a minute, but for now I just wanted to give you guys the update. It's an OSOM evap - they aren't infallible afterall. (I never believed they were, but there is a lot of evap-free hype out there on the internets.)

Pic soon - although it may not show up as it is pretty faint.


ETA

Here is a pic... I don't think it really shows up in the pics. It is very very faint, but a clear and solid line IRL. Just faint. Again, this came up after the time limit, so I am calling it an evap. I am 8 DPO...

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...s/OSOMEvap.jpg
post #10 of 54
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OK.... I took another test, and another faint line appeared (this a tad darker, but still insanely light). It appeared at 15 minutes.

DH has suddenly become a peestick pusher and had me take another -with pretty dilute urine I might add - and I got ANOTHER line. LOL.

So either I've gotten three evaps in a row... or.... dare I hope??? We are cautiously excited over here. I'll keep you posted with more test results as they happen. It just seems unbelievable that we'd get pregnant so quickly when it took us over a year the first time!

Anyone with experience on these?
post #11 of 54
I can see the line! I can't wait to see how this turns out!! :

How sensitive are these tests supposed to be exactly?
post #12 of 54
That looks like a BFP to me!
post #13 of 54
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Thanks, guys... but keep in mind that the line showed up after the 3 minute reading time.

Here is the last one I took. The line showed up around 10 -15 minutes, I'm not sure exactly when.

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...orevap8DPO.jpg

DH and I are just in SHOCK if this is real. We are praying and hoping...

I don't dare take an FRER yet. Maybe tomorrow.
post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
Thanks, guys... but keep in mind that the line showed up after the 3 minute reading time.

Here is the last one I took. The line showed up around 10 -15 minutes, I'm not sure exactly when.

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...orevap8DPO.jpg

DH and I are just in SHOCK if this is real. We are praying and hoping...

I don't dare take an FRER yet. Maybe tomorrow.
I think this one looks great!! :
post #15 of 54

Have you tested again?

Can't wait to see!
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post #17 of 54
if they are cheap...

have your DH take one.

If you get a line, they are obviously evap lines.
post #18 of 54
Congratulations : definitely a line.
post #19 of 54
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post
if they are cheap...

have your DH take one.

If you get a line, they are obviously evap lines.
That's a creative way to test it! Good idea!
post #20 of 54
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post
if they are cheap...

have your DH take one.

If you get a line, they are obviously evap lines.

Well, that'd be a good idea if every test I had ever taken had a line. But I had tested several without getting any line at all, so it isn't like they always produce a line. They just started producing a line, and every subsequent test has had a line. (After the timeframe, though.)

The fact that they are capable of not producing a line doesn't mean these are not evaps, of course... but everything I've read online about them says they have an excellent reputation for no (or extremely rare, more likely) evaps.
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