Diagnostic Tools

Pregnancy Test - Rapid Detection

IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS

The Pregnancy Test – Rapid Detection can be applied from the first day of the expected period in order to test for pregnancy. Available in a single and a double pack, it can be easily used to deliver fast results within 1-3 minutes.

  • Key features and benefits
    • The Pregnancy Test – Rapid Detection can be applied from the first day of your expected period. 
    • Simple: can be applied directly in the urine stream. 
    • Reliable: over 99% security due to extra wide test stripes (in inside of test sticks).
    • Fast: results already within 1-3 minutes.
    • Sensitivity: 20 IU/L.
  • Instruction for use
    1. Open the pouch shortly before testing and remove the test device.
    2. Pull out the cap and expose the absorbent tip to urine for at least 5 seconds. The sample can also be tested in a clean, dry container. To do this there has to be enogue urine in the container to put the absorbent tip completely into the urine for 5 seconds.
    3. Re-cap the device for hygienic reasons and place the test device on a flat surface. Make sure the window side is up. Wait until the pink lines show up. Read the result within 5 minutes. Please note!: Do not read results after more than 5 minutes.

    Read results:

    • One band: You may assume to be “not pregnant”.
    • Two bands: You may assume to be “pregnant”.
    • No band (in control panel „C“): Test result “invalid”.

    Follow-up actions:

    • If the result is “not pregnant“ and your period is late, repeat the test one day later. If the test is still negative, consult your gynaecologist.
    • If the result is “pregnant“, please consult your gynaecologist to confirm your pregnancy (avoid potential risks to harm the embryo such as e. g. x-ray).
    • If the result is “invalid“, the absorbent tip probably was not thoroughly wet. Please repeat the testing with a new test.
  • Problems and limitations
    • Passing the urine over the absorbent tip (e.g. in a cup) may cause malfunction of the test.
    • Do not read results after more than 5 minutes. A negative result, which may change to be positive after 5 minutes, is not an accurate result.
  • Further information
    • The colour intensity of the test bands may vary, due to low hCG concentration at the beginning of pregnancy. 
    • Beside pregnancy, some illnesses and spontaneous abortions may lead to increased levels of hCG in urine, which may be detected by the test.
    • Menopausal urine may similarly cause false positives.
    • Low concentration of hCG in a very early stage of pregnancy can give a negative result. In this case, another specimen should be obtained at least 48 hours later and tested. 
    • Sterility treatments, based on hCG, may cause false results. Please consult your gynaecologist.
    • If you repeat the test several times and results are contradictory, please consult your gynaecologist.
    • Please see the instruction leaflet for further details.
  • Storage advice

    Keep away from direct sunlight and store in a dry place inside the closed pouch at a temperature between 2° C und 30° C, not longer than for the given durability of 36 months. Perform the test within one hour after opening. DO NOT FREEZE.

  • FAQ

    How does it work?
    Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone, produced by the developing placenta shortly after the conception and secreted into the urine. It increases up to the 3rd month of pregnancy. The Pregnancy Test – Rapid Detection detects levels from 20 IU/L of this hormone and verifies it in the urine. 

    When to do the test?
    At any time from the first day of your expected period.

    Can alcohol alter the test result?
    It is not recommended, to do the test after usage of alcohol.

    Can medication alter the test result?
    hCG, FSH, LH and TSH based medication may have an effect on the test result, other hormone-based contraceptives like the birth control pill may not.