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Midstream Pregnancy and Ovulation Tests

 

Contents: One (1) pouch containing a strip and desiccant.  The desiccant is for storage purposes only, and is not used in the test procedures

 

STEP 1 - Preparation

Bring the midstream test to room temperature.  Open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch and remove the midstream test when you are ready to use it.

 
STEP 2 - Peeing on a Stick (POAS)
Hold the round end of the purple cap cover and pull the test apart to expose the test area.  Point the test area downward and carefully place the into the urine stream for at least 10 seconds to be thoroughly wetted.  Replace the purple cap and place the test on a clean, flat surface. 
As an alternative, you can collect your urine into a clean cup and dip half of the test area into the urine for 10 seconds.
 
STEP 3 - Reading the Results

Pregnancy (hCG)
Wait for the colored bands to appear.  The first line to show will be the control line.  If a second line appears then the test is positive.  The test takes 5 minutes to complete however, it may take a little as 40 seconds for the second line to appear.  Do not read the test results after 10 minutes as this type of test is designed for rapid determination only. The test results may fade overtime.
 
Ovulation (LH)
Wait for the colored bands to appear.  The first line to show will be the control line.  If a second line appears and is equally dark (or darker) than the control line, then you are experiencing an LH surge which may indicate ovulation will occur within the next 36 hours.  The test takes 5 minutes to complete however, it may take a little as 40 seconds for the second line to appear.  Do not read the test results after 10 minutes as this type of test is designed for rapid determination only. The test results may fade overtime.
 
Precautions: 

1.     This kit is for external use only.  Do not swallow.

2.     Discard after first use.  The test strip cannot be used more than once.

3.     Do not use test beyond expiry date.

4.     Do not use the kit if the pouch is punctured or not well sealed

5.     Keep out of reach of children.
 

Storage:

1.     Store 4C to 25C in the sealed pouch up to the expiration date

2.     Keep away from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.

3.     DO NOT FREEZE

4.     Preferably open the pouch only shortly before the test.
 

When to collect urine for the test:

Any urine specimen is appropriate for pregnancy testing but the first morning urine specimen is optimal because of its highest concentration of hCG.
 
For ovulation testing, do not use first morning urine specimen as it may cause a false positive, better to use specimens between 10am-6pm .
 

What to do when you know the results

 

If the pregnancy test result is positive (two lines):

Consult your physician.  They should confirm your pregnancy after evaluation all clinical and laboratory findings. Indeed, in certain conditions, a test may give a false positive result.  They will also give you further information and advise on your pregnancy.
 

If the ovulation test result is positive (second line darker):

Ovulation may occur within the next 36 hours.  Time to play hooky from work and light some scented candles.  Sperm can last up to 24 hours after ejaculation so don't wait too long to try.
 

If the pregnancy result is negative (one line):

If you have reason to believe you are pregnant (e.g. no menstrual bleeding), you can repeat the test 24 hours later.  If the test is still negative, consult your physician.
 

Limitations:

1.     The test works only when the test procedures are precisely followed.

2.     This test may not be used as a form of birth control.

3.     Consult a doctor if irregular or unusually long cycles are experienced.
 

Expected Results:

Negative results are expected in healthy, non-pregnant women and healthy men. Although hCG levels in normal early pregnant women are variable, this test is capable of detecting pregnancy as early as 1 day after the first missed menses.