If one has a doubt of being pregnant, then she has an option of performing the test done at home. For these test kits are available at the drug stores and can be availed without prescription. Test of pregnancy at home make use of kits, which measures a hormone referred as HCG (Human Chronic Gonadotropin) which is present in the urine. These tests are considered to be qualitative, and may result in either positive or negative. It does not keep a person in perplex.
The best sensitivity test of pregnancy is done by a laboratory making use of the blood sample. This test, not only determine the HCG but also identifies the amount of the hormones, which gets doubled in couple of days at the time of first some weeks of pregnancy. The most sensitive test can also identify that from how long a person have been pregnant and also can make out the probable problems that can occur with the pregnancy. This test can also be performed by the health care provider.
In the beginning, most of the women choose to keep it secret and expects a rapid outcome from the test done at home by using kits. No test is appropriate as blood test, which is done by the health care provider, not even home pregnancy test. They also does not identify if the pregnancy is growing in the expected rate.
The HCG hormone can be determined in the urine after around 14-15 days of formation i.e. when the egg gets fertilized by the sperm. By using the home kit, one has to pour a drop of urine on a given chemical strip and it generally takes couple of minutes for the chemical strip to throw out the result. In order to get the best results from the home kit, one must follow the instruction given on the kit. Read out the guidelines carefully and imagine the pictures to ensure that you comprehend how to make use of the test. The guidelines given on the kit will also give you the following information:
1. The reason of the test
2. How to store and collect the sample of urine
3. What time suits to perform the test, including the time period
4. How to construe the outcome of the tests
5. What may become an obstacle while performing the tests
6. The contact number of the producer, if there are any queries.
Tests synchronized by FDA must be only used because it is safe and effective too. While using the home test, one must follow the guidelines on the kit to get an appropriate result. The majority of tests done at home, need to maintain the particular time, materials and the quantity of samples. Expiration dates and storage conditions must be verified before performing the test and to ensure that the contents of the kits would work correctly.
The procedures of most of the pregnancy test are almost similar. In a small clean cup, collect the sample of first morning urine and pour a drop on the test strip, if you are pregnant a colored line appears, this depends on the brand you buy.