How does a pregnancy test work?
Shortly after an embryo implants in the lining of the uterus, it begins to produce a hormone called HCG. The levels of this hormone increase rapidly at the beginning of a pregnancy and this HCG hormone can be detected in the urine of pregnant women. The test works by dipping the test strip into a urine sample and if the HCG hormone is present the test will show positive by displaying a coloured line in the test panel. The test is designed to indicate a pregnancy up to 6 days before your period.
How accurate are your tests?
Our tests are more than 99% accurate as proved in quality control tests.
When can I take the test?
We recommend that you take the test up to 4 days before your period. The test can be taken at any time of the day, however, first thing in the morning is best as there is a higher concentration of HCG in the urine. A result may show after one minute, however, we recommend waiting a full five minutes to read the result.
My result is negative, but I still haven’t got my period?
In some cases, it may take a little bit longer for the HCG to show up in the urine. If your test result is negative, and you haven’t started your period, we recommend that you test again a few days later.
I think my result is positive, however, the test line is faint?
If there is a second line in the test panel, this indicates the presence of HCG in the urine. The result is therefore positive and should get stronger over the next few days.
Can anything affect the results of these tests?
The only thing that can affect the outcome of these tests is the presence of fertility medications that contain HCG. Painkillers, alcohol, the contraceptive pill and other drugs will not affect the result.
20 Test Strips
- Highly Sensitive – 10 MiU – over 99% accurate. Each test is individually foil wrapped.
- Very Discreet Packaging – All of our items are marked ‘Private and Confidential’ with no identifying marks on the packaging.
- Fast Dispatch
- Easy to read results. Simple to use.
- All of our tests meet CE and FDA Standards.