How To Use Pregnancy Test Strip

Make sure the arrows on the test strip are pointing downward as you insert it vertically (straight) into the urine sample. Avoid letting the urine surface rise above the test strip’s maximum level line, which is indicated by arrows. Give the strip at least 8 seconds in the pee (recommend 10 seconds).

For the purpose of early pregnancy detection, our HCG Urine Pregnancy Test measures the amount of the hormone human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) in human urine. The average HCG concentration in a woman who is not pregnant is 5mIU. The concentration rises to approximately 100mIU at the time of the missed period. The test can identify pregnancy as early as 7 to 10 days after conception and is sensitive to 20mIU of HCG. To acquire a trustworthy result, we do advise you to hold off until the first day following your missing period.

How to use Pregnancy test Strip video

Completing a test

Collect a urine sample

A urine specimen must be collected in a clean and dry container. It is better to take a urine sample first thing in the morning because it normally contains the highest levels of HCG of the day but samples can be used from any time of the day.

How to Test

Open the sealed pouch and remove the strip.

Place the test strip vertically (straight) into the urine sample, making sure the arrows are pointing down. Do not allow the urine surface to go above the maximum level line (marked by arrows) on the test strip.

Leave the strip in the urine for at least 8 seconds (recommend 10 seconds).

Remove the pregnancy test and place on a dry flat surface.

Wait for coloured bands to appear, depending on the concentration of HCG, results can be seen in as little as 40 seconds. However to confirm a negative result the complete reaction time (5 minutes) is required.

Discard the test after use, put the used test in a special container and if possible regard it as infectious.

How do pregnancy test strips show positive?

Pregnancy tests work by reacting to the amount of hCG in either your urine or blood. In a urine test, a piece of reactive paper detects the hCG. This might then show a plus sign, double vertical lines or even the word “pregnant.”

READING THE RESULT

POSITIVE RESULT

If two coloured lines appear on the test strip, you are pregnant. One line may appear lighter than the other, but they will both be the same thickness. A faint line is more likely to occur when you are testing early and your hCG levels are low. See Questions 5 and 7 in the frequently asked questions.

NEGATIVE RESULT

If only one coloured line appears on the test strip this is a negative result and you are either not pregnant or you may have tested too early. If you are unsure repeat the test in 48 hours with a new test strip. See Questions 6 and 7 in the frequently asked questions.

INVALID RESULT

If no lines appear anywhere on the test strip or if only the test line appears, the test has not worked properly and is invalid. This is usually due to the strip not being wet enough. Repeat the test with a new test strip ensuring that the strip is immersed in the urine sample for the full 10 seconds. See Question 4 in the frequently asked questions.

What time can I use pregnancy test strip?

A urine-based pregnancy test is going to provide the most accurate results about a week after your missed period. If your menstrual cycle is irregular, it’s ideal to wait about 2 weeks from the date of potential conception

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