Directions for use: Sensitest Pregnancy Test Dipstick
How the test works
Carefully read the directions for use before you start testing. As soon as you are pregnant, your body produces the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG). The quantity of HCG doubles every 2 to 3 days and reaches a peak after some 7 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. This test detects the pregnancy hormone in your urine. The Sensitest Pregnancy Test Dipstick can already show the presence of HCG as from 4 days before you have your period. However, to obtain a reliable result, we recommend carrying out the test from the day that you expect to menstruate. If your cycle is regular, you can use the Sensitest Pregnancy Test Dipstick from the day you expect menstruation. If you have an irregular cycle, you must use the longest cycle you have had during the past six months as a criterion.
The test can be carried out at any time of day.
What you need before starting testing
1. A sealed foil package with a Sensitest Pregnancy Test Dipstick. Do no use a pregnancy test from an opened pack.
2. A clean, dry receptacle or plastic cup.
3. Urine from the woman whose pregnancy must be confirmed.
|The test in 7 steps|
1. Take a closed pack and check that it indicates “Pregnancy Test”. Do not use a test that has passed its shelf life.
2. Collect a little urine in a clean receptacle or plastic cup.
3. Open the pack with the test with dry, clean hands.
4. Hold the strip at the blue end an dip the other end into the receptacle with urine for around ten seconds.
5. This part may not be dipped beyond the “MAX” line.
6. Place the test on a smooth, dry base.
7. Wait 5 to 10 minutes before reading the result. It is important that the background is no longer discoloured. However, do not wait more than 30 minutes before reading the result.
• dip the dipstick about 5 seconds not deeper than the max-line
If the result is negative (not pregnant)
• The result is negative if a single pink line appears. This is the control line (C) to see whether you have carried out the test correctly. The test line (T) is not visible. You are not pregnant.
• The result is positive if two pink lines appear. You can clearly see a control line (C) and a test line (T). Even if the test line is faint, HCG has been detected in your urine. You are pregnant.
|• If no lines are visible, the test has probably been incorrectly carried out. The dipstick has possibly absorbed too little urine. Hold the dipstick in the urine again for a few seconds.|
If the test indicates that you are not pregnant, the Sensitest Pregnancy Test Dipstick has been unable to demonstrate the pregnancy hormone. You are not pregnant or you may possibly have carried out the test too early. You can carry out the test again after 3 days. If despite a negative outcome you do not menstruate within one week, we advise you to contact your family doctor or gynaecologist.
If the result is positive (you are pregnant)
If the test indicates that you are pregnant, you should advise your family doctor in order to receive the correct attention during your pregnancy.
Restriction 1: Following pregnancy or miscarriage
It takes around 9 weeks after confinement or miscarriage before the HCG pregnancy hormone has disappeared entirely from your body. Up to that point the pregnancy test produces a positive result although you are not pregnant.
Restriction 2: Reliability of the pregnancy test
With a 99% reliability, the Sensitest Pregnancy Test Dipstick is just as reliable as a comparable test by your family doctor. Nonetheless, only your family doctor or gynaecologist can provide absolute certainty as to whether you are pregnant or not. Your personal medical situation may influence the result of this test. Always consult your family doctor on pregnancy or if in doubt about pregnancy.
Restriction 3: Do no use alcohol
Alcohol may influence the test result. Do not use pregnancy tests after taking alcohol.
Restriction 4: Applying the test
This test may be used only with collected urine. If you require a pregnancy test to hold in the urine stream, use the Sensitest Pregnancy Test Midstream.
Textversion 1.1 of 12 february 2007.