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HCG Pregnancy Test Instructions


TEST DESCRIPTION

One Step HCG Urine Pregnancy Tests are used for qualitative (visual) determination of hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in urine specimens for early detection of pregnancy. The tests are available in 3 different formats:

1. STRIP

2. CASSETTE

3. MIDSTREAM

The format applications range from professional to domestic usage.


TEST PROCEDURE

STEP 1

Bring the test pouch to room temperature (18-30°C). To begin testing, open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch. Remove the test from the pouch.

STEP 2 (TEST FORMATS)

STRIP TEST

Immerse the strip into the urine with the arrow end pointing towards the urine. Do not immerse past the "Max" line. Take the strip out after 3 seconds and lay the strip flat on a clean, dry, non-absorbent surface (e.g., mouth of the urine container).

 

 

CASSETTE TEST

Draw the urine sample into the provided pipette, and dispense 0.2ml (about 4 drops) into the round dropping well of the cassette.

 

 

MIDSTREAM TEST

Hold the round end of cover with one hand. Use the other hand to pull out the test device and expose the absorbent window.

Point the absorbent tip downward; place the absorbent tip in urine stream for at least 10 seconds to be thoroughly wet. Otherwise, you can collect your urine into a clean cup and dip half of the absorbent pad into the urine for at least 10 seconds. Re-cap the device and place it on the clean, flat surface.

 


STEP 3


Wait for colored bands to appear. Depending on the concentration of hCG in the test specimen, positive results may be observed in as short as 40 seconds. However, to confirm negative results, the complete reaction time (5 minutes) is required. Do not read results after 10 minutes.

INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS

Negative - Not Pregnant: Only one color band appears in the control region. No visible band on the test region is present since hCG concentration is not present in urine or too low for detection.

 

 

Positive - Pregnant: Distinct color bands appear on the control and test regions. The presence of both test and control lines indicate possible pregnancy. Color intensity of the test band may vary according to the concentration of hCG in urine. The higher the hCG concentration - the darker the intensity of the test line, hence higher the likelihood of pregnancy.

 

Invalid - Uncertain Results: No visible bands in the control and test regions. Make sure to follow the above specified instructions for optimum results.

 

 

 
 


PRECAUTIONS


1. For single in vitro diagnostic use only - use test only once for urine screening.

2. Do not use test kit beyond expiration date.

3. Keep away from moisture, direct sunlight, and children.


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