Use of Pregnancy Test Kit

If you think you are pregnant the usual thing you going to do is to test your urine with the pregnancy test kit. This kit tests the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormone of a woman. This hormone supports ovulation and pregnancy. It is stimulated and released before or during the first month of pregnancy, so, it is important to test your urine after a delayed in menstrual period if you are expecting to be pregnant.

The pregnancy test kit is an in vitro diagnostic test only. Meaning it is done externally by the use of urine. HCG hormone is found in urine which is why urine is used as a test sample. The device used is usually USA standard pregnancy test kit and is approved by FDA.

Procedure for Testing
  1. Allow the device and samples to equilibrate at room temperature before testing.
  2. Remove the cassette from the foil pouch
  3. Draw urine specimen into the dropper, and dispense 2 – 3 drops urine into the samples well on the cassette. (Urine should be freshly collected and should be contained in a clean container)
  4. Read the results within five minutes.

How to Use

How to Read Result
S – Sample
C – Control
T – Test

(+) POSITIVE: Both C and T have red lines that appeared
(-) NEGATIVE: C only has a red line
INVALID: if no red line/s appeared on C and T or the T has a red line but the C did not.

  • Two Pink Lines appear in the Easy Read Result Window.
  • We know you want to confirm the news as soon as possible but, being patient is the right way to go about it.

For instance
  1. If you get a light pink line on T: It means that the pregnancy hormone (hCG) is not in the required amount. In this case, you should retest with early morning urine.
  2. If you took the test too early in your cycle: You should ideally take the test within 7 days from the date of your missed period so that pregnancy hormone (hCG) can be detected. 
  3. If you receive another negative result: If your period still hasn’t started then, we advise you call your healthcare professional.

  • Only One Pink Line appears in the Easy Read Result Window.

Fast Facts on Pregnancy Tests
  • Pregnancy tests work by detecting human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).
  • Some conditions and some medications can produce false or inaccurate readings in pregnancy tests.
  • Each brand of pregnancy test works slightly differently, so it is important to read the instructions before use.
  • Used properly, pregnancy tests can be 99 percent accurate.

Pregnancy Test Kit should be 99.9% accurate. Storage should be ranged between 4°C to 30°C and must not be frozen.
If the result is positive better to visit your doctor to help you during your first weeks of pregnancy until you give birth because your doctor will be taking care of the most important happening in your life.

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