Previously published in Examiner
Part 4 of the pregnancy testing series
Home pregnancy tests
There are several times of home pregnancy tests on the market. The cost will depend upon the amount of tests within the home pregnancy kit and the brand of test being used. Different brands will come with different instructions.
Most of these tests just ask for the woman to hold the stick to collect a few drops of urine. Others instruct woman to catch the urine in a cup and then put the stick in the cup. Still some ask to fill the cup with urine and use a drop to extract some droplets of urine to be placed in a special vial or container. Each urine test will require different amounts of processing time. With the older tests, a line or plus symbol will show when the woman is pregnant. The newer digital types will indicate pregnant or not pregnant.
Most of these tests have a control indicator this is very important for knowing if the test is working or not. If there is no control indicator or the control indicator does not work, you need to see a doctor for an accurate pregnancy test. However, most tests will tell you to repeat the tests in a few days, because the results could change and one negative test does not necessarily mean you are not pregnant.
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate
Home pregnancy test are very accurate; however, they have to be used properly. First of all no women should be using a test where the date of usefulness has expired.
Some places for information about pregnancy in Montreal
4100 St-Antoine W.,
Centre conseil grossesse
455 St-Antoine W.,