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How to Use a Pregnancy Test

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: February 8, 2017
How to Use a Pregnancy Test

How to know if I am pregnant? How to do a pregnancy test? How is a pregnancy test kit used? It is very possible that you have asked yourself all these questions and perhaps some more if you suspect you are pregnant. But do not despair! There are some products that provide fast, easy and effective results if you know how to use them properly. If you want to know how to use a pregnancy test keep reading because at OneHowTo we will explain in detail.

What you should know to ensure a reliable result

Before using a pregnancy test it is important to understand how it works so you can get reliable results. Pregnancy makes women secrete a hormone called hCG. The test detects this hormone with an reliability of 99%, so it is very efficient if applied correctly. The test can lead to false negatives if not done at the right time.

To carry out a pregnancy test you must wait for some days and be going through a menstrual delay. This is because the hormone hCG is secreted only 15 days after the egg has been fertilized. If you don't want to do a wrong test, at OneHowTo we explain you when you should take a pregnancy test in order to get reliable results and know how long to wait after a missed period too.

How to use a pregnancy test?

Once you have made sure that it is the right time to do the pregnancy test it is important that you read the instructions in the accompanying prospectus that comes with your test kit and check its expiry date.

It is recommended that you carry out the pregnancy test with the first morning urine, this will be the most concentrated of the day. The process is very simple: urinate into the container that came with the pregnancy test kit, then place the strip there and wait. It is very important to respect the time indicated in the prospect, this will vary according to each brand, it should not be removed neither before or after the given time.

According to the lines or stripes that are marked on the pregnancy test you will know the result: positive or negative. Remember that the test can give false negatives if you have not waited enough time. Keep in mind that a positive result cannot be a mistake, in which case you should consult your gynaecologist.

Depending on the brand of the test it might not give the result in stripes but in words or colours. Read the prospectus thoroughly and you won't have any problem understanding how the test works.

How to Use a Pregnancy Test - How to use a pregnancy test?

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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