The One Step HCG （human chorionic gonadotrophin） Urine Test is a rapid pregnancy test, which you can easily carry out yourself. It detects the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (“HCG”), which appears in urine very early during pregnancy. HOW DOES IT WORK? Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone, produced by the developing placenta shortly after the conception and secreted into the urine. The pregnancy test contains antibodies which specifically react with this hormone. When urine specimen is dropped into a midstream, capillary action carries the specimen to migrate along the membrane. When HCG in the sample reaches the Test Zone region of the membrane, it will form a colored line. Absence of this colored line suggests a negative result. To serve as a procedure control, a colored line will appear at the Control Zone region, if the test has been performed properly. WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED? 1. A clean, dry, plastic or glass container to collect the urine. 2. Timer (watch or clock) WHEN TO DO THE TEST? Any urine specimen is appropriate for Pregnancy Testing but the first morning urine specimen is optimal because of its highest concentration of HCG. HOW TO DO THE TEST? 1. To begin testing, open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch. Remove test device–midstream from the pouch. 2. Hold the round end of cover with one hand. Use the other hand to pull out the midstream cap and expose the absorbent. 3. Point the absorbent tip downward; place the absorbent tip in urine stream for at least 3 seconds to be thoroughly wet. Do not urinate passed the arrow mark. Otherwise, you can collect your urine into a clean cup and dip half of the absorbent pad into the urine for at least 3 seconds. 4. Re-cap the device and wait for color bands to appear. Read the result in five minutes. Do not read results after more than 5 minutes.
- These midstream tests are at a sensitivity of 10mIU and work to an accuracy level of 99%.
- These tests can be used up to 4 days earlier than a standard pregnancy test kit
- All of our tests are CE Approved and FDA Cleared
- Easy to follow instructions
- Full size tests