Q. How does the Pregnancy Test Strip work? A. When a woman is pregnant, her body produces a special pregnancy hormone known as hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin). This hormone appears in the urine as early as the first day of a missed menstrual cycle. A positive result indicates that your urine contains hCG and you can assume you are pregnant. A negative result means that no hCG has been detected and you can assume you are not pregnant. Q. What if the testing line is very light in color, am I pregnant? A. Yes. You should assume you are pregnant. The exact color of the lines is not important. Q. Can the results change after a certain length of time? A. A positive test result might not change after the test is completed and several hours thereafter. However, a negative test result should not be read after 30 minutes. Q. What should I do if the test result is negative and I still suspect that I am pregnant? A. You may have miscalculated when your period was due. If your period does not start within a week, repeat the test. If you still get a negative result and your period has not started, you should see your doctor. Q. What if I am uncertain about the testing line? A. If you are uncertain about the testing line, it is recommended that you retest three days later using another test strip. Q. What factors can give false positive results? A. A positive result may be seen if you had a miscarriage or have given birth within the past 8 weeks (since hCG may still be in your system). Certain drugs which contain hCG or that are used in combination with hCG (such as Pregnyl, Profasi, Pergonal, APL) and some rare medical conditions such as trophoblastic disease, Islet cell tumors, and some carcinomas can also give false positive results. In these cases, you should ask your doctor for help interpreting your test results.
- High sensitivity pregnancy test strips for early detection
- Individually sealed. Long expiry date (2020)
- For In Vitro diagnostic use (not to be confused with in vitro fertilisation or IVF). That simply means it is intended for home or lab use like any commercially available pregnancy test.