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hCG Pregnancy Rapid Test Strip

Overview

hCG Pregnancy Rapid Test Strip detects human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. It is used for the early detection of pregnancy.

Contents Include

  • 1 test strip

  • 1 desiccant

 

Storage and Stability

  • Store the sealed pouch at 4-30℃ or 39-86℉.

  • Once the pouch is opened, the test kit should be used within one hour.

  • DO NOT FREEZE the test device.

Specimen Collection and Handling

  • Urine may be collected at any time of day for the test. First morning urine is recommended to use as it usually contains the highest concentration of hCG. The urine specimen must be collected in a clean, dry container either plastic or glass. Do not use preservatives.

Test Procedure

  1. Remove the test strip from the sealed pouch.

  2. Holding the strip vertically, carefully dip it into the specimen with the arrow end pointing towards the urine.

  3. Remove the strip after 10 seconds and lay the strip flat on a clean, dry, non-absorbent surface, and then begin timing.

  4. Wait for colored lines to appear. Read the test results at 3~5 minutes.

    • NOTE: Do not read results after 5 minutes.​

Results Interpretation

  1. Positive: Two distinct red lines will appear, one in the test region (T) and another in the control region (C). You can assume that you are pregnant.

  2. Negative: Only one red line appears in the control region (C). No apparent line in the test region (T). You can assume that you are not pregnant.

  3. Invalid: The result is invalid if no color line appears in the control region (C), even if a line appears in the test region (T). In any event, repeat the test. 

    • Note: If the test line is weak, it is recommended that the test be repeated with the first morning specimen obtained 48~72 hours later. No matter how the test results, it is recommended to consult your physician.

 

Limitations

  • The test works only if the instructions are followed precisely.

  • False-negative readings can occur when testing is done too early. To get the most accurate results, it is good to wait for about a week after your period is due before testing. This allows more hCG to be built up in your urine for a more accurate test.

  • This test is designed for the qualitative screening test. A confirmed pregnancy diagnosis should be made only by a physician after all clinical and laboratory findings have been evaluated.

  • Using the test strip within 8 weeks of giving birth or having a miscarriage may also result in a positive result. Consult with your doctor if you have a concern.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When can I use the test to find out if I am pregnant?

A: You can use the test on the first day of missing your period. For the most accurate results, use your morning urine for the test when it is most concentrated.

Q: Can a medical condition or any other common drug affect the test?

A: Certain fertility medications that contain hCG should affect the test result.

Q: Can test results be interpreted after five minutes?

A: No. The test should be read at 3-5 minutes for accurate results. Therefore, do not read the result after 5 minutes and discard the test after reading.

Q: A pink background color and vertical streaking appeared in the result area during the testing period. Is this a concern?

A: No, as long as the control line appears within five minutes, the test is working properly.

Q: My period is overdue, but the test result is negative. What shall I do?

A: It could be due to the following reasons:

     You may not be pregnant. Or, you might have irregular cycles.

     You may be pregnant, but the hCG level in your urine may not yet be high enough to be detected.

     Test your urine in 3 days. If the result is still negative and you think you might be pregnant, you should see your doctor.

Q: I have a positive result. What shall I do?

A: A positive result indicates you might be pregnant. You should see your doctor for the following action you should take.

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