Pearl and Proov
Proov tests are the first rapid response urine progesterone test. We are the first test that actually confirms ovulation and test for sufficient progesterone levels for conception. While Proov can give you useful information about your progesterone levels, what if you want a bigger picture about your fertility and hormones? Enter Pearl--a complete fertility kit which includes test stips for key fertility hormones. We have partnered with Pearl to create a kit which gives you a full picture of your hormones.
What is Pearl Powered by Proov?
Simply put, Pearl allows you to track your hormones digitally in order to conceive faster. Pearl is a clinically validated hormone tracking tool that has been shown to identify your 5 most fertile days AND confirms sufficient ovulation giving you the best chance at conception. Pearl measures 3 key fertility hormones: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and progesterone (PDG). Simply wake up, collect first morning urine, take inticated hormone test strip(s), scan them with the Pearl app, and get a personalized fertility prediction.
What does each hormone strip tell you?
FSH - The blue strips measure follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). The levels of FSH are high in the beginning of the cycle and decrease once a follicle is selected and starts to develop. FSH levels are tracked at the beginning of your cycle. When Pearl detects the decrease in FSH levels, it uses that information to open your fertile window.
LH- The pink strips measure luteinizing hormone (LH). Once Pearl starts to detect FSH levels are decreasing, it will start asking you to test for LH. Therefore, LH will be tested mid-cycle. Once the follicle is ready, a LH surges and ruptures the follicle and a mature egg is released, also called ovulation. Pearl tracks changes in LH levels and uses a surge in LH to predict ovulation date and close your fertile window.
PDG - The purple Proov strips measure the urine metabolites of progesterone. Progesterone is produced from a follicle after it ruptures and releases an egg (ovulation). An LH surge doesn’t always result in ovulation. To confirm ovulation has occurred and your body is producing enough progesterone to support a pregnancy, the Pearl app tracks Proov test results. Proov strips will be taken on day 2 of your cycle then again late in your cycle after ovulation to confirm sufficient ovulation.
Each kit comes with 15 follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) tests, 15 luteinizing hormone (LH) tests, 4 Proov (PDG) tests, 2 pregnancy tests, and one urine catcher. Each kit also includes access to the Pearl app (iOS and Android) which accurately measures, analyzes, and charts you FSH, LH, and progesterone levels during your cycle. Pearl gives you a personalized report of your hormones, rather than a generic ovulation calendar, because every woman is different.
Note about Pearl Base Kit
There are two types of Pearl kits, the Pearl base kit and Pearl Powered by Proov kit. The Pearl base kit retails for $39.99 and only measure FSH and LH levels to predict your 5 most fertile days. Pearl base kits do not come with the ability to monitor progesterone or confirm ovulation. The Pearl Powered by Proov kits can measure FSH, LH, and progesterone allowing for prediction AND confirmation of ovulation and retail for $59.99.