How pregnancy test kits work

pregnancy at home

If you suspect that you might be pregnant but still don’t know for sure, it might be a good idea to take a pregnancy test at home. A pregnancy test kit is a quick and convenient way for you to find out if there is a baby on the way.  Let’s see how it works.

Using a pregnancy test kit

The testing method may vary slightly from one pregnancy test kit to another. To follow the correct procedure, carefully read the instructions provided along with the pregnancy test kit you have purchased.

Most pregnancy test kits require you to collect a urine sample and place a few drops on the test device with the help of a dropper. After a short wait, you observe the result window and interpret the results as directed. Two pink/red lines mean (as in the case of Pregakem) the test is positive (and that you’re pregnant!).

What a pregnancy test kit does

The pregnancy test kit detects the presence (or absence) of the pregnancy hormone, known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), in the urine to determine whether a pregnancy exists.

A woman’s body starts producing the pregnancy hormone after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of her uterus, which occurs about 7-9 days after fertilization. Once a woman gets pregnant, the levels of pregnancy hormone rise to double every 2-3 days and plateau only when the pregnancy enters the second trimester.

The right time to test for pregnancy

Although pregnancy test can be taken on the day of a missed period, you are likely to get a more accurate result if you wait until one week after your missed period to take the test. It is also advised that you take the pregnancy test early in the morning with the first urine since the levels of pregnancy hormone hCG tend to be more concentrated in the first urine of the day.

You can also use a pregnancy test calculator  to find out when a pregnancy test might be most effective. A fertile window calculator helps map your cycle to let you know the right time to take a pregnancy test at home.

Although the working is similar for most pregnancy test kits, it is important to go for a trusted brand while choosing a pregnancy detection kit for yourself. A good pregnancy test kit, like Pregakem, not only makes the detection of pregnancy a lot simpler, but is also much more accurate. With Pregakem, it only takes 5 minutes to test for pregnancy in the comfort of your home and find out whether you are expecting.

If you want more information, Pregakem toll-free support is available in10 different languages (Hindi, English, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese, and Bengali) at 1800 103 1414.


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