Whether you are trying to get pregnant or trying to
keep from getting pregnant, when you miss your period you want to
know immediately if you are pregnant or not. The pregnancy tests
that we offer are fast, accurate (greater than 99%), reliable and
an easy alternative when you require immediate discreet results
in the privacy of your own home.
We are currently selling two types of pregnancy tests.
They both have the same level of accuracy but vary in price and
convenience - see below.
Both tests look for the presence
of the hormone H.C.G. (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin) in human urine.
It is this hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy,
the further in to the pregnancy you are the higher the levels of
H.C.G. in your urine.
To see a copy of the test insructions please click on the appropriate link.
Pregnancy Test Stip Insructions
Pregnancy Midstream Instructions
Pregnancy Cassette Test Instructions
How does a home pregnancy test work?
A home pregnancy test measures the presence of the
hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (H.C.G.) in your urine. H.C.G. is
produced in the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. This hormone then builds up rapidly in
your body in the first few days following implantation.
Usually H.C.G. can be detected by a home pregnancy test 7-10 days after
conception. This test is capable of detecting pregnancy as early as the
first day after you miss a period. The further in to the pregnancy you
are the higher the levels of H.C.G. in your urine.
How accurate are these tests?
Both these tests have proved greater than 99% accurate in
laboratory and consumer studies.
When should I do the test?
You can take these pregnancy tests from the first
day of a missed period and onwards. Tests can be taken at any time of
the day. However, we do recommend that you test first thing in the morning
when your urine is most concentrated. Do not drink large amounts of fluid
in an attempt to increase the volume of urine as this may dilute the urine
making H.C.G. more difficult to detect.
How long will it take before I can read the result?
You can read the results after just 5 minutes.
What is the difference between
home tests and those done by a doctor?
Many doctors and clinics use home pregnancy tests
to verify the results, in which case they are exactly the same. Occasionally,
some women may be given a blood test, but they arent very different
from home pregnancy tests either. Both types look for the presence of
H.C.G. in your body.
What should I do with my results?
If your pregnancy test results are positive, you should
consult your doctor to discuss your pregnancy and what steps and precautions
should be taken next. In addition, if your test is negative and you still
suspect you may be pregnant, you may want to confirm your test results
with another home pregnancy test a few days later. If you test too early
you may get a negative result because not enough of the H.C.G. hormone
has built up in your system.
If I see 2 lines but one is fainter than the other is
this a positive result?
Yes, if 2 lines appear you are pregnant no matter how faint
the lines appear.
Can anything affect the results of these tests?
Drinking alcohol, painkillers, oral contraceptives, antibiotics
and other common drugs will not affect the result of these tests. Only
medicines that contain H.C.G. can produce a false positive result. If
you are unsure about your result or your period has still not arrived
you should see your doctor for advice.
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