One Step Urine Pregnancy Test
Please read this leaflet carefully before performing this test.
The One Step Pregnancy Test Strip detects levels of the pregnancy hormone HUman Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) in your urine at a level of 10mIU/ml. hCG is a hormone that is produced soon after conception and progressively increases during the first three months of pregnancy. Very reliable and simple to use, each test comes individually sealed and is clearly labelled HCG STRIP ONE STEP URINE PREGNANCY TEST.
1 Test Strip
Materials Required But Not Provided
- specimen container
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- A urine specimen of at least 5ml must be collected in a clean dry container. A first morning urine specimen is preferred since it generally contains the highest concentration of hCG; however, urine specimens collected at any time of the day may be used.
- Remove the test strip from the sealed pouch and sue it as soon as possible
- With arrows pointing toward the urine specimen, immerse the test strip vertically in the urine specimen for at least 3 seconds. Do not pass the maximum (MAX) on the test strip when immersing.
- Place the strip on a non-absorbent falt surface, start the timer and wait for the red line(s) to appear. The result should be read at 5 minutes. It is important that the background is clear before you read the result. Do not read after 10 minutes.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
Positive: Two distinct read lines appear. One line should be in the control region and another line should be in teh test region.
Negative: One red line appears in teh control region. No apparent red or pink line appears in the test region.
Invalid: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are teh most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test strip. If the problem persistes, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact your local distributer.
NOTE: The intensity of the red colour in the test line region will vary depending on the concentration of hCG present in the specimen. However, neither the quantitive value nor the rate of increase in hCG can be determined by this qualitative test.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When Can I Do The Test?
You can test as early as 7 days before your missed period. e.g. If your period is due on the 21st day of the month, you can test as early as the 15th day of the month. You can use One Step Pregnancy Test Strip any time of the day, however, your first morning urine contains the highest level of pregnancy hormone,
What Do I Do If The Result Is Positive (pregnant)?
Remember, this test is not intended to replace your doctor's diagnosis. A positive (pregnant) test result shows that the pregnancy hormone (hCG) was detected. See youe Doctor to confirm that you are pregnant and for proper pregnancy care and nutrition counselling.
What Do I Do If The Result Is Negative (not pregnant)?
You may not be pregnant, or it may be too early to tell. If you do not get your period within seven days, you should retest with another One Step Pregnancy Test Strip. It is possible that you miscalculated the length of your cycle of your urine may not have had enough pregnancy hormone for the One Step Pregnancy Test Strip to give a positive result. If you retest and again no hCG is found, and your period still has not started, you should your doctor.
Will The Result Change If Left Standing For A Certain Period Of Time?
The test result should be read as soon as possible after waiting the five minutes. A positive result will last for at least 48 hours. If negative (i.e. 1 pink line) the result will last for 10 minutes. After the 10 minute period, disregard any further changes, it is still a negative result.
Does The Use Of Alcohol Or Medications Affect The Result?
Only medications containing the pregnancy hormone (hCG) can affect the result. Alcohol, pain killers, antibiotics or the contraceptive pill should not affect the result.
Do NOT use after the expiry date printed on the bottom of the package.
Store in a dry place below 30C. Do not freeze.
Keep out of reach of children.
For in-vitro diagnostic use. Not to be taken internally.
AUST L 143328