Pregnancy Test Instructions

Instructions for using your pregnancy tests

If you miss a period, please take a pregnancy test. We have given you two pregnancy tests for this purpose. If you need additional pregnancy tests, please contact us by phone or email.

When you have a POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST, please CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR ULTRASOUND. You can call us at 919-843-8246, or email us at fertility@unc.edu.

Preg Test 1

Instructions:

  1. Remove the plastic cap to expose the absorbent window.
  2. Point the absorbent tip (with 5 small openings) directly into the urine stream. Take the sample for at least 7-10 seconds, to ensure that an adequate sample is collected by the testing device. (Another technique is to collect the urine into a clean container and dip half of the absorbent pad for at least 10 seconds.)
  3. Re-cap the device and place it horizontally on a clean, flat surface. Wait 5 minutes for the test to finish processing.

RESULT INTERPRETATION

Negative Result: NOT PREGNANT
Preg Test Negative
Only one color band appears on the top Control (C) region. There should be no apparent band on the Test (T) region. The control line is designed to validate the test and should be crisp and clear in intensity against the white background.

Positive Result: POSSIBLE PREGNANCY
Preg Test Positive
Distinct and consistent color bands appear on the Control (C) and Test (T) regions. Color intensity of the bands may vary according to concentration and level of hCG development. The test line is usually slightly weaker in intensity in comparison to the control line. The pattern of increasing intensity of the test line is a much better predictor of pregnancy rather than any individual reading.

Invalid Results
If there is no visible control line, discard the test. Repeat test with a new device.

STORAGE
Store pregnancy tests at normal room temperature, between 36°F and 86°F. Discard unused pregnancy tests after the expiration date, which is stamped on each sealed pregnancy test. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, moisture, heat, and other related conditions.

DISPOSAL
Urine samples and used test devices are potentially infectious, so please keep them away from direct contact with objects. Proper handling, hand washing, and immediate disposal is recommended.