Note: If you suspect that you are pregnant, or have any concerns on pregnancy, it is recommended that you see your physician.
Pregnancy tests are designed to detect human chorionic gonadotropin hormone - or hCG - a hormone that is created by the developing placenta shortly after conception. Our FDA-Approved pregnancy tests are over 99% accurate and are capable of detecting hCG (a hormone present in women's urine during pregnancy) at level of just 20/mlU/hCG. That means you can begin testing beginning at 7-10 days past ovulation - well before your first missed period.
The HCG Urine Pregnancy Test Strip is a test kit for the determination of hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in urine specimens. This test kit is used to obtain a visual, qualitative result for the early detection of pregnancy. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the developing placenta shortly after fertilization. The appearance of hCG soon after conception and its subsequent rise in concentration during early gestational growth make it an excellent marker for the early detection of pregnancy.
1. To begin testing, open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch. Remove the test from the pouch. Note: First morning urine usually contains the highest concentration of hCG and is therefore the best sample when performing the urine test. However, randomly collected urine specimens may be used.
2. Holding the strip vertically, carefully dip it into the specimen (you may collect your urine in a clean, dry container). Immerse the strip into the urine sample with the arrow end pointing towards the urine. Do not immerse past the MAX Line (Marker Line). Take the strip out after 3 to 4 seconds and lay the strip flat on a clean, dry, non-absorbent surface.
3. Wait for colored bands to appear. Depending on the concentration of hCG in the test specimen, positive results may be observed in as little as 60 seconds. However, to confirm negative results, the complete reaction time of 5 minutes is required. Interpret the test results at 5 minutes.
Negative: Only one color band appears on the control region. No apparent band on the test region. This indicates that no pregnancy has been detected.
Positive: Distinct color bands appear on the control and test regions. Presence of both test line and control line indicate that you are pregnant. The color intensity of the test bands may vary since different stages of pregnancy have different concentrations of HCG hormone. A positive test line will appear in the result window of the test directly below the control line.
Invalid: No visible band at all. The control band will not appear if an insufficient volume of specimen is added into the test kit. Proper procedures may not have been followed in performing the test. Repeat with a new test kit. Please consult above instructions and follow precisely.