One Step HCG Pregnancy Rapid Test Cassette
One Step HCG Pregnancy Rapid Test Cassette is a rapid one step assay designed for qualitative detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine for early detection of pregnancy. It is for home self-testing and in vitro diagnostic use only.
How does it work
As the amount of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your body increases rapidly during the first two weeks of pregnancy, the test cassette will detect the presence of this hormone in your urine as early as the first day of a missed period. The test cassette can accurately detect pregnancy when the level of hCG is between 25mIU/ml to 500,000 mIU/ml. Urine hCG levels during pregnancy are estimated to be 10-30mIU/ml seven to ten days post-conception and 37,000-50,000 mIU/ml eight to eleven weeks after the last menstrual period and undetectable in healthy non-pregnant women.
Storage and Stability
Store as packaged in the sealed pouch at room temperature (4-30oC). The kit is stable within the expiry date printed on the labeling. Once opening the pouch, the test cassette should be used within one hour. DO NOT FREEZE. Prolonged exposure to hot and humid environment will cause product deterioration.
First morning urine usually contains the highest concentration of hCG and is therefore the best specimen when performing the urine test. However, urine collected at any time of day may be used. The urine specimen must be collected in a clean, dry container either plastic or glass. Do not use preservatives. If the specimen is not tested on the day it is collected, it should be sealed and refrigerated at 2-8oC.
Interpretation of Results
Two distinct red lines appear, one in the test region (T) and another in the control region (C). You can assume that you are pregnant.
Only one red line appears in the control region (C). No apparent line in the test region (T). You can assume that you are not pregnant.
The result is invalid if no red line appears in the control region (C), even if a line appears in the test region (T). In any event, repeat the test.
Note: Clear background in the Result Window can be seen as a basis for effective testing. If the test line is weak, it is recommended that the test be repeated with the first morning specimen obtained 48-72 hours later.
For Best Pregnancy Test Results
It is recommended to take the test first in the morning when your urine is the most concentrated.