Best results are obtained if the test is
performed with the early morning urine sample. This is because the urine has
accumulated in the bladder overnight and subsequently has more hCG hormone in
To get accurate results one must carefully follow the instructions given on the
home pregnancy test kit.
the home pregnancy test
Collect the urine in a clean urine collection
Keep the testing device on a flat surface and use a dropper to put 1-2 drops of
urine into the well of the testing device.
Wait for few minutes (as per the instructions in the overleaf) to interpret the
(The procedure of conducting the test may differ
from one brand of pregnancy kit to another. Some test strips can be held
directly in the urine stream and do not require you to collect urine in a
Interpretation of the home pregnancy test results
Read the results within the stipulated time. Reading it too
early or late can give inaccurate results.
The pregnancy kit is marked with two regions - ‘C’ and ‘T’.
‘T’ denotes test sample and ‘C’ indicates a control. No matter what the results
of the pregnancy tests, ‘C’ is always visible on the comparison band of the kit
and indicates if the test has been performed correctly.
If a colored band appears in the ‘C’ as well as the
‘T’ region then the test is positive. The test is negative if no band appears
in the ‘T’ region. If the level of hCG hormones in the urine is low, then no
band will appear and if it does it will be very faint. In such cases it is
recommended that the test be repeated again after 72 hours.