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How is pregnancy test done?

How is pregnancy test done?

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Asked by Howard Reyes, Last updated: Oct 30, 2020

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John F. connor

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Answered Feb 08, 2019

Pregnancy test can be done at home by using the home pregnancy test or by seeking medical help. The home pregnancy tests check for the level of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in your urine. The sensitivity of the test to the presence of hCG is what makes the test more accurate. Most tests claim to be about 97% accurate if it is done according to the instructions. Each home pregnancy test will have it's own instructions and for best results we should do as it asks us to do rather than following how we think it works.

The usual steps are, collect the sample of urine, (preferably morning) and dip the tip of the strip into it for few seconds. Once this has dried, you can read the result of the test. One line on the screen shows negative result which means that the person is not pregnant. Two lines show that the person is pregnant. Whereas, in a midstream test we would have to urinate directly on the test strip. Some of the most common home pregnancy tests are, Accu-Clear Early pregnancy test, e.p.t. Certainty, e.p.t. Pregnancy Test, Clearblue Easy, Fact Plus One-Step Pregnancy Test, CVS Digital Pregnancy Test, Other Drugstore Pregnancy Test and Discount Pregnancy Test,

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Answered Dec 10, 2018

A woman who has not gotten her menstruation in months after having sex may not be sure if she is pregnant or not. However, this is not the case all the time as some women still have their monthly periods even while they are pregnant.

So, it is important to take a pregnancy test to confirm if a new life is starting to begin in a woman’s body or not to take more precautions. A pregnancy test can be performed on either blood or urine. A woman can buy a pregnancy test kit in most pharmacies and use it at home by taking a sample of her urine. Blood tests are usually done by a doctor’s appointment.

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