Our HCG Urine pregnancy test measures the presence of the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) in human urine for detection of pregnancy. The concentration of HCG in a non-pregnant woman is low, typically around 5 mIU. During pregnancy, much more of this hormone is produced and the Clear and Simple Pregnancy Midstream Test is sensitive to 20 mIU of HCG. The test is capable of detecting pregnancy as early as 4 days before the date of your missed period. However, we do recommend that if you are testing early, that you use the first urine of the day as this is when the HCG hormone is most concentrated.
You do not need to take a urine sample but if you wish to do so, ensure it is collected in a clean and dry container. Avoid too much fluid intake before testing.
Open the sealed pouch and remove the stick. Take off the cap to expose the tip. If using as a midstream test hold the stick so that it is pointing downwards in your urine stream for 10 seconds. If using as a dip test ensure it is dipped in the urine to the depth shown on the diagram for 20 seconds.
Replace the cap, lay it flat and read the result within 5 minutes. As the test progresses you should see the liquid moving up the test area causing it to go light purple. As the purple fades the control line will appear as a strong line and the result line if present will appear below this.
If two coloured lines appear in the result window you are pregnant. One line may appear lighter than the other, but they will both be the same thickness. A faint line is more likely to occur when you are testing early and your hCG levels are low. See Questions 5 and 7 in the frequently asked questions.
If only one coloured line appears in the result window this is a negative result and you are either not pregnant or you may have tested too early. If you are unsure repeat the test in 48 hours with a new test stick. See Questions 6 and 7 in the frequently asked questions.
If no lines appear anywhere in the result window or if only the test line appears, the test has not worked properly and is invalid. This is usually due to the stick being under or over wetted. Repeat the test with a new test stick ensuring that the How to Test instructions have been followed carefully. See Question 4 in the frequently asked questions.