HOW DOES THE TEST WORK?
The Pregnow Pregnancy Test 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. Unlike other tests that detect levels at 25 mIU/ml the Pregnow Pregnancy Test can detect hCG much earlier.
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE TEST
Read all the information in this pamphlet before performing the test.
PREGNOW™ Pregnancy Test is for in vitro diagnostic use only, not for internal use. It is an individually sealed and a single use test.
If the test result is positive you should consult a doctor to confirm pregnancy. Early pregnancy care is very important to ensure a healthy baby and mother, and a doctor should be consulted as soon as possible after a positive result.
Do not open the protective pouch before you are ready to perform the test.
Store the test at room temperature or between 2 - 30’C
Do not use the test after the expiration date printed on the package.
Keep out of reach of children.
WHEN CAN I DO THE TEST?
You can perform the test from as early as 7 days after the date of conception.
There is no need to wait until you have missed your period as Pregnow Pregnancy Tests are ultra sensitive and detect hCG levels as early as 5-7 days before an expected period.
When testing before your period is due it is recommended to use your first morning urine.
If you have missed your period you do not have to use your first morning urine.
Collect urine in a clean dry container, and test urine at room temperature.
Medications containing hCG may affect the test result.
Common drugs such as pain relievers, antibiotics and the contraception pill should not affect the test result.
In laboratory trials, PREGNOW™ Pregnancy Test is highly accurate at more than 99% in detecting early pregnancy. In rare instances, however false results (positive when no pregnancy exists or negative when pregnancy is present) may occur.
Certain medical conditions such as an ectopic pregnancy or an ovarian cyst may cause a false result.
Consult your doctor if you get inconsistent results.
PERFORMING THE TEST
When you are ready to begin testing, open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch. Remove the test device from its foil pouch and use it as soon as possible.
Immerse the strip into the urine sample with the arrow end toward the urine. Do not immerse past the MAX (marked) line. Take the strip out after 5 seconds and lay it on a clean, dry surface.
Read results as coloured bands appear - refer to diagrams. Although positive results may appear as early as one minute depending on the concentration of hCG in urine sample, wait for 5-10 minutes to confirm negative results. It is important that the background is clear before the result is read. Results obtained after 10 minutes may be considered invalid.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
POSITIVE: In addition to the control band, a pink to red coloured band also appears in the test region (T).
NEGATIVE: Only one pink or red coloured band appears in the control region C.
INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test strip.
WHAT DO I DO IF THE RESULT IS POSITIVE?
If the test appears positive the pregnancy hormone hCG has been detected and you are likely to be pregnant. It is recommended that you test yourself again in 3-4 days. If the result is still positive, consult your doctor to confirm your pregnancy and seek advice regarding steps and precautions for a healthy baby and mother.
WHAT DO I DO IF THE RESULT IS NEGATIVE?
If the test appears negative the pregnancy hormone hCG has not been detected and you are probably not pregnant. If you do not get your period within the following seven days, you should retest with another PREGNOW™ Pregnancy Test. It is possible you might have miscalculated your cycle length or your hCG level is not high enough to be detected. If the second test appears negative and your period has still not started you should consult your doctor.
HOW LONG WILL THE LINE REMAIN VISIBLE?
The test should be read at 5 minutes for best results. A positive result will never disappear. The coloured line(s) may become darker and a tinted background may appear after several hours. Some negative results may later display a faint second colour line because of evaporation from the test region, which prevents complete migration of the test chemicals. Therefore, you should not read the result after 10 minutes and discard the test strip once you have read the test.
TIPS FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
Maintain a Healthy Diet.
Start a Doctor approved exercise program.
Eliminate alcohol consumption.
The first 3 months of pregnancy are the most important in fetal development.