Diagnostic Tools

Pregnancy Test Strips - Early Detection

IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS

The Pregnancy Test Strips - Early Detection can easily be applied up to 6 days before the missed period (=5 days before the expected period), in order to test for pregnancy.

  • Key features and benefits
    • The Pregnancy Test Strips – Early Detection can easily be applied up to 6 days before the missed period (=5 days before the expected period).
    • Reliable: over 99% security.
    • Results within 5 minutes.
    • High Sensitivity: 10 IU/L.
  • Instruction for use
    1. Collect fresh urine sample by using a disposable container which is clean and dry. Allow the test strip, urine specimen and/or controls to equilibrate to room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing. Do not open pouches until ready to perform the assay.
    2. Remove the test strip from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible.
    3. Immerse the test strip in the urine sample for at least 5 seconds with the arrow end pointing toward the urine. Do not immerse the strip above the printed MAX line.
    4. Take the strip out and lay the strip flat or leave the test strip in the urine specimen as long as the strip is not immersed above the MAX line.
    5. Wait for pink-colored lines to appear. Read result within 5 minutes. Do not read result after 5 minutes.

    Read results:

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    Follow-up actions:

    • 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 “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 “not valid“, 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.
    • Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the procedure and repeat the test with a new test. If the problem persists, please contact your pharmacy.
  • 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 the Pregnancy Test Strips – Early Detection 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 Strips – Early Detection detect even low levels from 10 IU/L of this hormone and verifies it in urine already in the early stages of pregnancy.

    When to do the test?
    With its detection from 10IU, the LIVSANE Pregnancy Test Strips – Early Detection are very sensitive. As the test can be used up to 5 days before the expected period, it is recommended to only use the first morning urine for testing.

    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.