The term "midstream" is sometimes confusing to people - it does not refer to when you can test for your pregnancy status, but rather how.
With other tests for pregnancy, like our own normal pregnancy test cassettes, you need to collect a sample of urine and then use the testing device in the sample.
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2 x Test devices individually packed in a foil wrapper.
Stored at room temperature the test is stable until the expiry date printed on the wrapper.
The test should be kept from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
Do not freeze the test kit.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the developing placenta shortly after implantation.
From the onset of pregnancy hCG concentrations in a woman's serum and urine increase rapidly making the hormone a good marker for pregnancy testing.
Seven to ten days after conception the hCG concentration reaches 5 - 50 mIU/ml, at the time of the first missed menstrual period reaches about 100 ml U/ml and then increases steadily to peak at 100,000 - 200,000 mIU/ml at the end of the first trimester.
hCG levels vary from person to person during early pregnancy and a low concentration of hCG can give a negative result.
In this case another test should be done 48 hours later.
A high percentage of pregnancies micro-abort, it should therefore be noted that a positive pregnancy test result recorded before, on, or a day or two after expected menses should not be interpreted as a "false" positive result when menses commence a few days afterwards.
hCG levels may remain detectable for several weeks after normal delivery, delivery by caesarean section, spontaneous abortion, or therapeutic abortion.
As with all diagnostic tests, a diagnosis should not be based on the results of a single test, but should only be made by your doctor in conjunction with other clinical evidence.
Midstream pregnancy test detects hCG levels of 20 mIU/ml or lower in urine.
Depending on the hCG concentration in the specimen, a positive result may be observed within 30 seconds.
However, to confirm a negative result, the complete reaction time of 5 minutes must be observed.
In many cases, Midstream pregnancy test can detect a pregnancy up to 2 days before expected menstruation.
For the detection of an early pregnancy, when hCG levels are still very low, it is recommended that a first morning urine specimen is used.
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When you are ready to do the test, open the sealed pouch by cutting the end off with a pair of scissors.
Remove the test device from the pouch.
Hold the test device with one hand. Use the other hand to pull off the cap of the test device and expose the absorbent tip.
Pointing the absorbent tip downward, place the exposed tip in your urine stream for at least 5 seconds.
Re-cap the device and wait for the color band to appear.
Depending on the concentration of hCG, a positive result may he observed within 30 seconds.
However, to ensure that very low hCG concentrations are not missed, initial negative results should he left for at least 5 minutes before reading the result.
Do not read the test result after more than fifteen minutes as it may change or become unreliable.
Only one color band is visible in the test window. This result indicates that conception has possibly not occurred or that the hCG level of the specimen is below the detection sensitivity of the test. It is likely that you are not pregnant.
Two pink-rose bands are visible in the test window. This result indicates that conception has occurred and that it is highly likely that you are pregnant. Please note that if a second line is visible, even if it is very faint, it indicates a positive test result.
If there are no visible color bands in the test window, the result is invalid. Proper procedures may not have been followed and insufficient urine was used to do the test. The test should be repeated with a fresh device. For this reason we supply two tests in order to correlate test results.