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)

Review of the new Core ultra early 10mIU sensitive pregnancy test strips

Thought you may be interested in this video review of the new Core ultra early pregnancy tests that we have new in stock this month.

The video discusses how to use ultra early pregnancy tests strips, how early you can take a pregnancy test before your period, the pros and cons of using ultra early pregnancy tests, and when to retest and how to interpret results.

The Core ultra sensitive pregnancy tests detect as low as 10mIU hcg and are available in boxes of 50 individually wrapped test strips.

You can purchase the Core ultra sensitive early pregnancy tests through Access Diagnostics fertility site 

Best selling Advanced ultra early detection pregnancy test strips 10 mIU back in stock

Advanced ultra early pregnancy tests 10mIU sensitivity
Advanced ultra early pregnancy tests 10mIU sensitivity

The best selling Advanced ultra early pregnancy tests 10 miu pregnancy test strips are now back in stock . These affordable high accuracy ultra early very sensitive pregnancy test strips are 98.98% accurate at detecting pregnancy and can be used to reliably detect pregnancy before the missed period. Thye are one of the best pregnancy test strips for early detection available in the UK. They are available in pack sizes from 2 test to 120 tests for frequent testers. Long shelf life.

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Early Detection Pregnancy Tests


Early detection pregnancy tests are the pregnancy tests that can detect a pregnancy at the earliest stage before the period has been missed.

They are more sensitive than a standard pregnancy test kit and detect lower levels of the hormone hcg . This hormone is released in large quantities during early pregnancy  and rises rapidly. It can be detected in the urine They are also know as ultra pregnancy tests or sensitive pregnancy tests.

Most standard home pregnancy test kits will give a positive result when the level of hcg reaches 25mIU in the urine. An ultra early detection pregnancy test will give a positive result when the hormone level reaches just 10mIU hcg in the urine making it far more sensitive and able to detect a pregnancy at an earlier stage. This can be as early as 8-10 days after ovulation or assisted conception.

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Click here to see frequently asked questions about using & interpreting early detection pregnancy tests 


Ultra Early Pregnancy Tests 10miu Review-pros and cons

Ultra early detection pregnancy tests have been available now for several years  and are proving very popular & reliable at diagnosing pregnancy before the missed period.

If you are using an ultra early sensitive 10miu hcg pregnancy test you need to test 1st thing in the morning on the first urine that you pass after waking, as the hcg level will usually be more concentrated then, and so you have a higher chance of detecting if you are pregnant or not.

Advantages of ultra early pregnancy test strips:

  • they detect lower levels of the pregnancy hormone hcg
  • they are easy to use
  • you find out sooner
  • the ultra early pregnancy test strips are excellent value for money

Disadvantages of ultra early pregnancy tests:

  • They may detect a very early pregnancy that then fails to continue, that you would otherwise not know about.
  • false negatives are more common, as the pregnancy hormone level in the urine, may not be high enough even for the ultra sensitive pregnancy test to detect.
  • you may need to test repeatedly until you get a positive pregnancy test or your period starts

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Home Pregnancy Test Accuracy | Pregnancy Test Accuracy Before Missed Period

ultra early pregnancy test strips
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

Visit Access Diagnostics UK fertility site to see full range of home and professional pregnancy tests including ultra early home pregnancy tests 10mIU sensitivity 

”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.


‘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.’


‘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’

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

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 )

Click here for more information or to buy ultra sensitive 10mIU early pregnancy test kits

Click here for more information or to buy early pregnancy test kits