ind diagnostic – canada
One step cassette style HCG urine pregnancy test is a test kit for the determination of HCG ( Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in urine specimens. There is an appearance of HCG in both urine and serum soon after conception and its subsequent rapid
rise in concentration during early gestational growth. This test is used to obtain a visual qualitative result for the early detection of pregnancy.
SPECIMEN COLLECTION & PREPARATION :
A urine specimen must be collected in a dry and clean container. The first morning urine specimen is preferred since it usually contains the highest concentration of HCG however, urine specimens collected at any time of the day may be used.
1- To begin testing. open the sealed pouch by tearing along the notch. remove the test kit from the pouch and use it as soon as possible.
2- Draw the urine or sample using the pipette provided and dispense 3-4 drops (approx. 0.2 ml) onto the sample well of the cassette (see diagram).
3-Wait for the colored bands to appear. depending on the concentration of HCG in the test specimen, positive results may be observed in as soon as 40 seconds. however, to confirm negative result, the complete reaction time of 5 minutes is required. it is important that the background is clear before the result is read.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS :
Only one color band appears on the control region. no apparent band on the test region. This indicates that no pregnancy has been detected.
Distinct color bands appear on both the control and test regions. Presence of both
test line and control line indicate that you are probably pregnant. The color intensity of the test bands may vary since different stages of pregnancy have different concentrations of HCG hormone.