There are so many pregnancy test kits on the market. How do I know which one to use ?

With so many pregnancy test kits on the market how do I know which one to use ?

If you have missed your period and you are looking for a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy then any chemist pregnancy test will do the job really well, and should hopefully give you a positive result. All modern home & professional pregnancy tests are very sensitive & accurate and false positives are rare. False negatives usually occur when the test is done too early or at the wrong time of day, so there is insufficient of the pregnancy hormone hcg in the urine sample.

Cheap pregnancy tests kits strips
Pregnancy test strips

If you looking for the cheapest pregnancy tests you will probably need to go online to purchase them. Pregnancy test strips are far cheaper than the leading brands of home pregnancy tests as they contain far less packaging and the technology is far simpler. You will be required to look for two lines on the test strip to confirm a positive pregnancy. They can also be bought in a range of sensitivities and can be bulk bought, if you are doing repeat or early testing before the missed period.

If you are testing early i.e. before you have missed a period , you will need to use an early detection pregnancy test kit which detects a lower level of the pregnancy hormone hcg in your urine sample. False positive can sometimes occur when you are doing very early pregnancy testing before the missed period, when you get a BFP followed several days later by a negative result or a period. This is usually referred to as a chemical pregnancy and means that for some reason the pregnancy did not continue.

More information on using ultra early detection pregnancy tests 

How to use ultra early pregnancy test strips

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Ultra early pregnancy test strips 10mIU sensitivity

Ultra early pregnancy tests have been around now for about 8-10 years. They detect a lower level of the pregnancy hormone hcg ( human chorionic gonadotrophin ) than normal pregnancy tests, and so can be used to detect pregnancy even before the period has been missed. Ultra early pregnancy tests detect just 10mIu of the pregnancy hormone hcg which means they can detect a pregnancy at a very early stage. Hcg increases dramatically in the first 3 months of pregnancy from less than 5mIU/ml to over 100,000mIU/ml and it is the huge rise in this hormone that is responsible for many of the symptoms of early pregnancy including morning sickness.

Pregnancy test strips including ultra early 10mIU pregnancy tests can be purchased online from Access Diagnostics UK fertility site

How do I perform the pregnancy test using a test strip ?

  • Collect a fresh urine sample, ideally first morning void , in a clean dry container. The container does not need to be sterile.
  • Read the instructions before you start the test. You will need a timer to time the test as timing is very important. Most mobile phones have a timer you can set to the correct time.
  • take the strip carefully out of the foil. Hold the strip at the handle end and avoid touching the strip end that will go into the urine as grease from your hands can interfere with the test
  • Immerse the strip into the urine sample up to the the maximum dip line and leave it there for 3-4 seconds so that it can absorb the urine. Do not dip it any deeper than the max dip line.
  • remove the pregnancy test strip from the urine sample and lie it flat. Start the timer and time it for the specified time in the instructions. This may vary slightly from brand to brand.
  • When the timer goes read the result. You should have a control line showing . This means the pregnancy test strip has worked properly. Now look for the test line. A visible test line on the strip means the test is positive. An absent T line means the test is negative.
  • You can only read the result at the specified time after you started the test. Do not come back to the test later and read it as this will not be an accurate result.

Important factors to consider when using an ultra early pregnancy test:

  • As ultra early pregnancy tests detect very low levels of hcg , it is best to test on your first urine void of the day, as this is usually more concentrated and so the pregnancy hormone hcg levels will be usually be higher at this time of day.
  • Follow the instructions and wait the allocated time as per the instructions (usually a few minutes ) before you read the result. Because the levels are much lower in very early pregnancy the result may take a little longer to show then later in pregnancy.
  • You will need to be prepared to re-test. A positive pregnancy test before the missed period should be confirmed 72 hours later and you would hope to see a the positive result developing more quickly on the test line indicating increasing hormone levels.
  • You may detect a pregnancy that will then fail to progress. In this case you will get a positive pregnancy test followed by a negative pregnancy test. This is one of the down side of testing for pregnancy early. If you had not tested you would never have known that you were pregnant.
  • False positives can occur if there has been a recent miscarriage or pregnancy
  • False negatives can occur with ultra sensitive pregnancy tests. If you do the test before the hcg levels have exceeded 10mIU in the urine sample you will get a negative result. This does not mean that you are not pregnant, it may just be that you have tested too early or you’re urine sample was too dilute. In this situation you should wait 48 hours and retest with a fresh urine sample (the first urine that you do in the morning after rising is the most concentrated)

Home Pregnancy Test Accuracy | Pregnancy Test Accuracy Before Missed Period

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Ultra early pregnancy test strips 10mIU sensitivity

Most home pregnancy test these days have very high accuracy usually quoted at around 98-99% accuracy, if,  and this is the important bit, used according to manufacturers instructions.

What does this actuually mean ?

The quoted accuracy figures refer to clinical trials and the rate of pick up of pregnancy in pregnant womens urine, in which the level of pregnancy hormone in the urine sample is greater than the detection level of the test and where the test is being performed by someone who is familiar with the testing process. Quite often the test is being performed in a lab.

This does not mean that if you use the test it will have a 99% chance of detecting pregnancy every time. If the pregnancy is very early the pregnancy hormone (Hcg) may not be sufficiently high to give a positve result on the pregnancy test that you are using. This can cause confusion as many women are now testing for pregnancy before the missed period when the hcg levels are still very low.

Factors that affect the accuracy of the home pregnancy test:

  • whether the pregnancy test is performed correctly-make sure you read and follow the instructions that the manufacturer has provided. Not all pregnancy tests are the same and user error is common if you are not familiar with that particular brand of pregnancy test.
  • how concentrated is the urine sample-it is always best to do a pregnancy test on the urine that you product first thing in the morning on rising from bed, as this is the most concentrated. Often refeered to by doctors as the ‘1st morning void’
  • What is the sensitivity of the home pregnancy test that you are using ? The lower the mIU detection level of the pregnancy test the more sensitive is the pregnancy test ie a 10mIU pregnancy test will detect pregnancy earlier than a 25mIU pregnancy test. Some brands of pregnancy test do not disclose the detection level of the test-in this case look for a pregnancy test that says very early detection or ultra early detection if you are testing before your missed period, as these should be more sensitive than a standard home pregnancy test.
  • Make sure that you time the pregnancy test and read the result at the correct time-this varies from brand to brand so it is important to read the instructions fully before you start.

If you followed all the instrucions and the result is negative, this does not necessarily mean that you are not pregnant. It may just mean that the pregnancy hormones have not reached a sufficiently high level to give a positive pregnancy test on the particular brand of pregnancy test that you are using. If this is the case and you have not started your period then wait 48 hours (if you can ) and do another pregnancy test on a 1st morning void.

Hope this information is helpful to you. Any questions or comments e-mail us or post in comments

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”When do I use pregnancy test strip because I can’t wait to be positive ?”

We recently received the following question about early pregnancy tests from a Pre-Seed user.

Question

‘I am trying to conceive and I used Preseed last week which was my ovulation, and I expect my menstruation by next week, pls when do I use a pregnancy test strip because I can’t wait to be positive.’

Answer

‘The earliest you can use an early detection pregnancy test strip to detect pregnancy is 8-10 days post conception.

If you are testing this early use an ultra early10mIU detection pregnancy test.

You might find this article on our fertility blog useful’

http://uk-fertility.co.uk/index.php/category/how-soon-can-i-do-a-pregnancy-test/

Access Diagnostics Fertility have a range of ultra early pregnancy tests including 10 miu pregnancy tests.

http://accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/Ultra_Home_Pregnancy_Test.html

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As well as supplying an extensive range of home pregnancy tests through our retail fertility & pregnancy test websites Access Diagnostics Fertility also supplies both professional pregnancy tests wholesale to NHS, other businesses and clinics.

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More pregnancy tests

Clearblue Digital with Conception Indicator-Clearblue’s most advanced home pregnancy test yet

Since its launch in the UK the Clearblue Digital with Conception Indicator has been very popular as it offers something that no previous home pregnancy test has been able to offer: it tells you when you conceived

If your periods are erratic, or you have not kept a record of your menstrual cycle this can be very useful.

Key points regarding the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator:

  • It tells you when you conceived (conception indicator is 92% accurate in detecting when you conceived)
  • Shows how many weeks since conception (either  1-2 weeks, 2-3 weeks or 3+ weeks)
  • over 99% accurate in detecting pregnancy (if used from the day your period is due) in clinical trials conducted in UK
  • is very sensitive & can be used up to 4 days before your period is due
  • gives easy to interpret results within 3 minutes
  • clear ‘Pregnant’ or ‘Not Pregnant’ result
  • make sure you read the leaflet inside the box before your perform the test

Have you tried one yet ?

Now is a great time to try them, as we have Clearblue Double Digital Pregnancy Tests with conception indicator for just £8.40

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POAS-10 quick tips for doing home pregnancy tests

POAS (peeing on a stick)

Here are 10 quick tips:

1) Don’t do the pregnancy test too early-although it is very tempting to do this the results will be negative if you test too early. The earliest hcg (the pregnancy hormone) can be detected in a urine test is about 7-10 days post ovulation. At this time the hcg levels are sufficiently high to register on a home pregnancy test.

2) Test on your first morning urine sample (more concentrated)

3) Be prepared to retest if the test is negative-leave it about 48 hrs before retesting if you can bear to wait that long

4) The more sensitive the test  the earlier it will give you a positive pregnancy test. Look at the mIU sensitivity of the test-the lower the mIU level the more sensitive the test ie it detects lower levels of hormone

5) Pregnancy test strips are much cheaper and better value for money to buy than midstream pregnancy tests and just as accurate. They have much less packaging and so are also more eco friendly

6) Get everything you need ready before you perform the test-you will need a container to collect the urine in if using strip pregnancy tests

7) Read the instructions before you perform the test. This sounds obvious, but is surprising how often we only read the instructions when something goes wrong-not all test are the same

8) Timing is everything. Make sure you read the test result after the designated time. A timer may well come in handy.

9) Disregard any results that appear after the test time

10) Confirm your result after 48 hours

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Can home pregnancy tests be wrong ?

Just been asked this very question

I did a pregnancy test recently and it was positive, then 2 days after I did another one just to verify and it said negative ! What does this mean ? Can the pregnancy test be wrong ?

Possible explanations for getting a positive home pregnancy test followed by a negative

1) You may have made a mistake interpreting the test

This is more common than you may think. Pregnancy tests should not be left for too long before reading the result. Make sure you read the instructions and use a timer if possible. we all have busy lives & it is so easy to get side tracked (for example by the phone, the postman or the computer or just life in general) while waiting for the pregnancy test result and then read it too late.

You can not interpret a positive home pregnancy tests result that appears outside of the test time. If this happens the pregnancy test should be discarded and another test performed (ideally on a first morning urine sample-hcg usually more concentrated)

On some home pregnancy tests if the test is left too long a faint line can appear due to the dried urine on the test. This is known by many as an ‘evaporation line’ & can cause confusion .

 If you have concerns about interpreting the results of the home pregnancy test then go for a brand with a digital readout such as the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test

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2) False positive pregnancy test.

Possible causes of a false positive on a home pregnancy tests are:

  • recent miscarriage
  • some hormone treatments used for infertility treatments eg hcg injections. If you are having fertility treatments check with your clinic as to whether these can cause a false positive on a pregnancy test
  • recent pregnancy (ie postnatally)

3) You have had a very early pregnancy that was picked up on the pregnancy test but has sadly failed.  This is known as a ‘chemical pregnancy’

Home pregnancy tests now detect very low levels of hcg so these very early failed pregnancies are now picked up more often. This is quite common. Often the pregnancy test is positive before we have even missed a period. In our mothers day they would not even have known they were pregnant. This can be one of the down side to testing before you have missed your period.

How long after a miscarriage does the pregnancy test stay positive ?

I was thinking today about my friend who had the recent miscarriage and wondering how long her pregnancy test will stay positive for after the miscarriage.

 As she is 40 this year, she wants to start trying for a  baby again as soon as possible. Problem may be if she does not have a period before she conceives.  This may cause two problems, dating the pregnancy as she will not know when she ovulated, and also knowing how to interpret a positive pregnancy test.

The pregnancy test can stay positive for some time after the miscarriage due to hcg levels still being elevated in the body. As pregnancy tests these days are more sensitive than they used to be, they can detect even lower hcg levels after miscarriage.  

Many hospitals advise to do a home pregnancy test about 2 weeks after the miscarriage. If the home pregnancy test is negative then it means the hcg levels have dropped and so a positve test after a negative one should mean a pregnancy as long as the same sensitivity of pregnancy test is used at the same time of day (1st morning void).  

I was not able to find an absolute answer on this. It depends on the levels of hcg at the time of the miscarraige and this varies enormously. General advice seems to be to give it at least 2 weeks after the miscarriage for the home pregnancy test to become negative. By then most home pregnancy tests will be negative.

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Just a thought-if you get pregnant again before you have a period you could use a Clearblue Digital with Conception Indicator to date the pregnancy. If you do get pregnant before you have a period do not worry-the dating scans at the hospital are now very good

My pregnancy test shows a faint line, what does this mean ?

This is a common question

Here are some possible explanations:

You did the pregnancy test and it was negative.

You then left the test in the toilet and next time you went to the toilet you noticed a very faint line had developed. What does this mean?

First thing to say is that in my experience it is best not to read anything into this if it was outside the time period during which you can read the pregnancy test. It will tell you the time in the instructions of the test. It varies slightly from test to test but most tests should not be read after 10 minutes, even less for some.

If you get a positive result within the set time that is fine-it will stay positive.

However a faint line apperaing after the test time should be ignored, and the pregnancy test repeated after 48 hours with a first morning urine sample.

You did not do the test on a first morning urine sample or the urine is very dilute

A faint positive test result within the allocated time set out in the pregnancy tests instructions may mean that the concentration of pregnancy hormone in the urine sample is fairly low (hence the faint line) Retest in 48 hours using your first morning urine sample as this is much more concentrated generally.

The pregnancy hormone doubles about every 48 hours in a early pregnancy so will be present in a higher concentration after a further 48 hours, and so should give a stronger line on your pregnancy test.

This is not an exact science as everyones urine concentration varies and the rate at which the hcg (pregnancy hormone) is produced can vary from person to person and pregnancy to pregnancy depending on lots of factors. You could also try using a more sensitive pregnancy test as they detect lower levels of hcg and hence may give a darker line.

It is very early in the pregnancy and the hcg levels are still very low

It may simply be that you are testing very early. We all like to see a strong dark line on the pregnancy test. It is somehow more comforting than a faint line.

If you are testing early as many of us now do then the line may be faint initially as the hormone levels are lower than if you are testing from the 1st day of the missed period

Main points I find useful to remember when doing a pregnancy test

  • read the instructions that come with the pregnancy test you are using. They do vary from brand to brand and the time that you read the result can be different for different brands.
  • have everything you need ready in the bathroom-some pregnancy tests require you to do a urine sample into a cup. The number of times I have got up in the morning all groggy, gone to bathroom, had a wee and then thought-OMG I was supposed to do my pregnancy test today ! Get everything ready the night before (including a timer if you have one) so its the first thing you see when you go in the bathroom-you could even put a ‘post it’ on the toilet-lol
  • wait the allocated time-I find it helpful to use a timer (you are allowed to peep-it is so exciting it is hard to resist)
  • I find it best not to go back to a negative test & read it again after the allocated time. I usually throw the negative test in the bin with all the rubbish, so I will resist looking at it again
  • use a first morning urine sample if you can-the most concentrated of the day. This is particularly important if you are testing before your missed period

Hope you find these tips helpful

Babydust to everyone

Am I pregnant ?

You know the situation.

Your period is late and you have done a pregnancy test but it is negative-what does this mean ?

How soon should I repeat the pregnancy test ?

My cycle is fairly erratic anything from 21 days to 35 days which means I go through this fairly regularly. My DH is thoroughly fed up and just rolls his eyes every time I do a pregnancy test. I keep a stock of early pregnancy test strips in my bathroom cupboard.

I used to be really organised and keep track of my periods in my diary. As I have got older they have become more irregular and unpredictable so I dont bother anymore, as I found it just added to my stress.

Anyway here is how I handle the situation of  ‘negative pregnancy test and no period’

I wait at least 48 hours before I repeat the pregnancy test. The pregnancy hormone hcg (human chorionic gonadotrophin)  doubles approximately every 48 hours in a viable early pregnancy.

When I do retest I use an ultra sensitive early home pregnancy test that can detect really low levels of hcg. If the second test is negative which it nearly always is for me, I assume that it is probably just a late period and that I must have ovulated late. I wait another few days and if still no period I usually repeat the test. I generally carry on like this until my period starts or I get a positive pregnancy test.

When performing the pregnancy tests it is best to do them on your first morning urine sample as this is usually more concentrated.

I really should write down in my diary when I ovulate-would save a lot of stress later in the month.

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Pregnancy Tests for Health Professionals | NHS Pregnancy Tests

What are professional pregnancy tests ?

Professional pregnancy tests are pregnancy tests that have been manufactured for use by health professionals. They are for end users only including clinics, hospitals, doctors, nurses, GP’s, practioners, research labs, universities, charities, school nurses etc

How are professional pregnancy tests different to home pregnancy tests ?

Professional pregnancy tests are usually supplied in either bulk pack cartons in which each test is individually foil wrapped,  or in resealable cannisters in which the test strips are not individually wrapped.

The shelf life on the test strips in the cannisters once opened is usually 3 months. Unopened they have a much longer shelf life, often 2 years

The cartons usually contain 40 or 50 individual pregnancy tests and one set of instructions. The cannisters usually contain 25 pregnancy test strips and one set of instructions.

What type of pregnancy test is a professional pregnancy test ?

Professional pregnancy tests come in a range of formats to suit the healthcare professional needs:

1) The midstream professional pregnancy test in which the user urinates directly onto the test (similar to the popular home pregnancy test high street brands) This format of pregnancy test is usually the more expensive as they cost more to manufacture and are bulkier.

2) The cassette format professional pregnancy test requires the user to perform a urine sample into a container. each test kit contains a small pipette which is then user by the healthcare professional testing the sample to draw the urine up into. The pipette is then used to drop the required number of drops into a small well on the cassette, from which the urine runs up the test strip contained within the cassette. The advantages of the cassette in a healthcare setting is that it can be easily labelled where multiple tests may be performed simultaneously on different patients, for example in a hopsital clinic or lab.

3) The professional pregnancy test strip is the simplest test as it is just a test strip that is dipped directly into a urine sample. It is also the cheapest  pregnancy test format as there is very little packaging. It is ideal for use in healthcare settings where one test is being performed at a time and is therefore ideal for GP surgeries, school nurses, A&E departments . They are available either in a cannister or individually wrapped

How sensitive are professional pregnancy tests ?

Professional pregnancy tests come in a range of sensitivities. The most popular sensitivities in the UK are the 25mIU and the 10mIU pregnancy tests. This means that this is the lowest level of hcg that the pregnancy test can detect. The lower the number the more sensitive the pregnancy test ie a 10mIU pregnancy test will detect pregnancy earlier than a 25mIU test

Click here for more information or to buy professional & NHS pregnancy tests

NEW First Response Home Pregnancy Test can now be used 6 days early

What sort of pregnancy test is First Response  home pregnancy test & how do I use it ?

The 1st reponse home pregnancy test is a midstream pregnancy test.

The First Response Early Pregnancy Test is simple to perform – just hold the test stick in your urine stream for a few seconds and you will soon see the pink colour moving across the Clear Top to indicate that the test is working. After 3 minutes, you can read your result.

Test any time of the day. You don’t have to use first morning urine. Generally, however, your first morning urine contains the highest level of the pregnancy hormone.

How early can I use First Response ?

Now you no longer have to wait to miss your period! The First Response pregnancy test can be used 6 days earlier than the day of your missed periods (5 days before day of expected period).

The amount of pregnancy hormone increases as pregnancy progresses. In clinical testing, First Response detected hormone levels consistent with pregnancy in 62% of women 5 days before their expected period, in 78% of women 4 days before their expected period, in 87% of women 3 days before their expected period and in 98% of women 2 days before their expected period. Note that hormone levels may vary.

If you choose to test early and the result is negative, you may not pregnant or it may be too early to tell because your urine does not have enough hCG for the test to give a positive result. If you do not get your period within seven days, you should retest with another First Response Early Pregnancy Test.

How accurate is the First Response Pregnancy Test ?

The First Response test is over 99% accurate in laboratory testing.

How do I interpret the results of the First Response Pregnancy Test ?

The First Response Early Pregnancy Test has an easy to read test stick – two pink lines in the Result Window means you are pregnant, one pink line means you are not pregnant. The appearance of a second line, no matter how faint, is a positive result

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How soon can I do a pregnancy test ?

There are now lots of home pregnancy tests that can be used before your period is due.

Most home pregnancy tests are designed to give a positive result in most women by the day that your period is due. Now we also have lots of home pregnancy test kits available that can be used before your period is due.

Home pregnancy tests work by measuring the concentration of a pregnancy hormone Human Chorionic Gonadatrophin (hcg for short) in a urine sample.

The lower the amount of this hormone that the pregnancy test can detect , the earlier the pregnancy test can be used.

Home pregnancy tests vary in their sensitivity. Many pregnancy tests detect 25mIU of hcg in urine. In recent years manufacturers have been producing pregnancy test kits that detect even lower levels of hcg in urine.

The 10mIU pregnancy test kit is one of the most sensitive pregnancy tests available as it can detect just 10mIU of hcg in a urine sample, which means it can detect pregnancy earlier than a standard 25mIU test.

Pregnancy tests come in a range of sensitivities, as a general rule, the lower the sensitivity, the earlier the test will give a positive result. The most sensitive home pregnancy tests available is the ultra 10 mIU test.

We know lots of people wish to test early, and for some, with irregular or erratic cycles, knowing when to test can be challenging.

In this situation, the earliest time at which hCG is possibly detectable is 8 -10 days after conception. This is dependent on early implantation and placental development to a level able to cause urinary concentrations of hCG in excess of the sensitivity of the pregnancy tests used.

If you do decide to test early, always use your first morning sample, use an ultra sensitive pregnancy test, and be prepared to re-test at 48 hr intervals, and if you do get very early positive results, always confirm these a few days later (as sadly some very early implantations do not continue )

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Which is the best pregnancy test ?

In my opinion the best pregnancy test currently on the UK market is the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test. 

 It gives the user a definite yes you are pregnant, or no your not pregnant in a digital display, leaving no room for confusion.

However all this technology comes at cost making the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test also the most expensive pregnancy test on the UK market (definitely the Rolls Royce of pregnancy test kits)

It can also be used up to 4 days early and the new Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test also has a conception indicator telling you approximately when you conceived (useful if you are unsure)

Click here for more information on the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test

How early can I do a Clearblue Pregnancy Test ?

When can I do a Clearblue Pregnancy Test ?

Clearblue Pregnancy Tests can now be used up to 4 days before your period is due.

If you test before your period is due and get a ‘Not Pregnant’ result, there is still a chance that you may be ‘Pregnant’ but that your hormone level is still not high enough for the pregnancy test to detect. If testing from the day your period is due, you can test any time of the day. If testing early, use the first urine of the day

How accurate is a Clearblue Pregnancy Test?

Clearblue Pregnancy Test with colour change tip is over 99% accurate in laboratory tests when used from the day the period is due. 

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‘Home pregnancy test will tell mothers when they conceive’ The Telegraph

Just read this article below from telegraph newspaper about the new Clearblue digital pregnancy test with conception indicator.

Revolutionary kit takes just three minutes to tell a woman both if she is expecting and when she fell pregnant.

The test by manufacturers Clearblue could end bitter paternity disputes by identifying the number of weeks since conception.

Women use the Conception Indicator in the same way as a normal pregnancy test.

A sensor in the test stick can detect the pregnancy hormone hCG from women’s urine samples.

A digital screen displays either ‘Pregnant’ or ‘Not pregnant’. For positive tests, it also tells users whether they are one to two weeks, two to three, or over three weeks pregnant.

Laboratory trials have shown that the test is 99 per cent accurate in identifying pregnancy and 92 per cent accurate as to time of conception.

Clearblue’s Dr Jayne Ellis said: “As a company, we pride ourselves on providing women with innovative products and solutions that address the issues that are important to their health and well-being.

“This will offer women more valuable information about their pregnancy as soon as the ‘pregnant’ result is confirmed.”

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Clearblue digital with conception indicator

New Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test With Conception Indicator

Clearblue has launched a new digital pregnancy test with a conception indicator showing how many weeks it is since conception. The test can also be used up to 4 days before your period is due. For most accuate resuts the first urine of the day should be used. easy to read results appear in the window within 1-3 minutes.

Click here for more info or to buy Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator

Information from the manufacturer below

Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator is a unique innovation in pregnancy testing – the only test that answers the first two questions women ask when they think they might be pregnant. Am I pregnant? And when did I conceive?

It provides an unmistakably clear result in words – ‘Pregnant’ or ‘Not Pregnant’. And if the result is ‘Pregnant’ it also provides the additional benefit of displaying how many weeks ago you conceived – ‘1-2’, ‘2-3’ or 3+’.

The new test is easy to use, and the ‘Pregnant’/’Not Pregnant’ result is over 99% accurate when used from the day your period is due. It provides reassurance throughout the testing process by displaying clear symbols on the digital Display, showing test progression and any error messages.

Click here to see the full Clearblue range of home pregnancy tests, ovulation tests & the fertility monitor

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