HCG Pregnancy Test Kit Cassette
AccuQuik Pregnancy Test Kits in cassette forms consists of round specimen well for adding specimen (urine, serum/plasma), and result window for reading results.
- Economic Specification for customer personal test performance;
- Small specimen needed for the test;
- Quick and reliable results.
HCG Pregnancy Test Kit Midstream
AccuQuik Pregnancy Test Kit in midstream forms consists of a handle, test control window for reading, an absorbing part to contact the specimen and a removable cap to protect the absorbent tip.
- Most common specification for personal test performance;
- Quick, reliable and practical;
- Urine specimen needed for the test.
HCG Pregnancy Test Kit Strip
AccuQuik Pregnancy Test Kit in strip forms consists of test control band and test band to show the result with an absorbent, stop band to indicate the limit of the contact with the specimen.
- Preferred clinical specification for in vitro laboratory test performance;
- Urine and Serum/Plasma specimen needed for the test;
- Quick and Reliable test results.
How to read the results after the test
Positive (pregnant): Distinct color bands appear in the control and test zone which indicates that pregnancy has been detected. The color intensity of the test bands may vary related to the concentrations of the HCG hormone
Negative (not pregnant): Only one color band appears in the control zone, no apparent band on the test zone which indicates that no pregnancy has been detected.
Invalid: No visible band at all or there is a visible band in the test region and not in the control region
In order to best prepare for pregnancy and ensure a healthy birth, it is essential that you visit your doctor as soon as you know of your pregnancy. During the first visit, the doctor will discuss prenatal care and you will be screened for certain conditions that could lead to pregnancy.
There are many things that you should take into consideration during your pregnancy. Diet is one of the most important things to consider; you should eat a healthy and balanced diet with many different fruits and vegetables. You should up your protein intake to at least 70g a day, and it is imperative that you meet the recommended calcium daily intake. If you have dietary preferences or needs, consult your doctor for advice.
You must increase your daily calorie intake by at least 300 calories. Weight gain will vary between individuals, and will fluctuate depending on the weight of the baby, the weight of the placenta, the extra fluid required for circulation, and the weight needed for the nutrition of the growing fetus.
Vitamins are essential during pregnancy. Folic acid and iron are two important vitamins which reduce the risks of neural tube birth defects. If possible folic acid intake should be increased before conception. Iron consumption should be increased during the second and third trimesters. Avoid certain foods during pregnancy like undercooked meat, unpasteurized dairy products, raw seafood, cold deli meats, and certain fish with high mercury contents.
Exercise is critical and a good way of staying healthy during your pregnancy. It relieves stress, increase serotonin production, and ensures that you have the strength and endurance to carry the weight of the baby.
Sexual desire and frequency of sex may decrease during pregnancy. A healthy and consistent sleeping pattern is essential during your pregnancy, so it is advised that you avoid shift work and exposure to bright light at night during your third trimester. Rest is just as important as exercise.
Do not drink alcohol or take any form of the drug during your pregnancy. Substances are transported readily through the placenta during pregnancy and these substances can cause serious harm to the baby and increase the risk of miscarriage significantly. Alcohol or drug use can also cause decreased birth weight, developmental issues, increased aggression, growth restriction, premature delivery, placental abruption, and other behavioral defects. Smoking cigarettes can be harmful to an unborn baby.
Caffeine consumption should be reduced to below 200mg a day during pregnancy. It increases the risk of miscarriage and has no nutritional benefit. The ideal scenario is to remove caffeine from your diet completely. It prevents relaxation and can cause headaches and minimize iron absorption. It is advised to check the caffeine content of food products that you consume.
Medication may temporarily or permanently affect the growing fetus. Run every medication that you take or are thinking of taking by your doctor while you are pregnant.
- This is newer technology which is rapid, accurate, and sensitive;
- This technology is portable, automatic, and easily disposable;
- The sensitivity and specificity is fully validated and currently fulfills the basic requirement of a rapid diagnostic test;
- They are affordable, available, and able to be used as a point of care test.
Allow the test kit to reach room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing.
Bring the pouch to room temperature before opening it. Remove the test cassette, strip, or midstream from the sealed pouch and use within 1 hour.
For Cassette: Place it on a flat clean surface, vertically hold the dropper and transfer 4 drops of the specimen to the round well of the test device avoiding trapping air bubbles in the specimen well. Results will appear within 1 minute in the results window.
For strip: Collect a urine sample in an unused small container. Drinking liquids before urinating may affect results. Dip the test kit into the urine sample for at least fifteen seconds, ensuring that the dye has reached the result area.
For midstream: Remove the cap. Grip the test with your thumb, and allow the absorbent half of the test to be submerged in the urine stream for at least five seconds.
Wait for the colored line(s) to appear. Results will appear within 5 minutes. Do not interpret results after 5 minutes.
- This kit is designed for in vitro use only. Eating, drinking, or smoking in the area where the specimens or kits are handled is not advisable;
- Standard precautions for handling infectious agents should be observed when using this kit;
- Wear standard protective clothing such as a lab coat and disposable gloves when handling specimens and assay reagents in accordance with local regulations;
- Wash hands thoroughly after use;
- In the case of wash solution contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.