Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate are home pregnancy tests?
Home pregnancy tests are about 97% to 99% accurate. The accuracy varies with the brand and usage.
What is hCG?
hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonodotropin. It is a hormone produced in the body to aid implantation of the developing embryo in the uterus of a pregnant woman.
Can fertility medications interfere with the results of the test?
Medications that do not contain hCG will not interfere with the result.
Will the use of contraceptive pills interfere with the results of the test?
No, the use of contraceptive pills will not interfere with the results of the test.
Is the home pregnancy test similar to the ones used in clinics and hospitals?
Some clinics and hospitals use a similar kit to detect pregnancy. Some hospitals may prefer for blood test for detecting pregnancy.
How many days after the missed period can this test be taken to confirm pregnancy?
The test can be done on the day of the missed period or later. To confirm the results the test can be repeated after 5-10 days.
How many times can I use a Pregnancy card ?
Any Pregnancy card can be used only once. So, if your test results indicate an invalid test, discard the kit and use a fresh new kit to confirm your result
When should I take the pregnancy test ,morning or anytime?
The first sample of urine in the morning will have high concentration of hCG. So doing the test on the early morning sample of urine would be ideal.
Is it necessary to keep Pregnancy cards in refrigerator?
No, it is not necessary to keep pregnancy cards in the refrigerator.
What is C and T in pregnancy test?
C” stands for “control.” The “C” line on a pregnancy test is there to check whether or not the pregnancy test itself is working. If you see a “C” line with a “T” line, it means the test is positive, and you are pregnant. If you see a “C” line and no “T” line, it means the test is negative and that you are not pregnant
What do I do if the test result is negative, even if I suspect pregnancy?
If the test result is negative, no pregnancy hormone has been detected and you are probably not pregnant. You may repeat the test after one week. If the test is still negative, and the period still hasn’t started, a doctor should be consulted.
Can I get a false or misleading reading?
This should not happen if you follow the instructions correctly. If you are uncertain about the result, repeat the test with a fresh kit.