Apr 12, 2012
The midstream pregnancy test is a convenient and easy method for detecting pregnancy at the earliest. Once you suspect pregnancy, perform a pregnancy midstream test immediately.
The test can be used on the day after your delayed period or approximately 8-10 days after conception. Midstream pregnancy tests are home pregnancy tests, which use a combination of monoclonal and polyclonal antibody reagents to confirm the increased HCG hormonal level in urine-an indication of pregnancy. The midstream pregnancy test kit is easy to use and carry.
The midstream test device includes monoclonal HCG coloured conjugate and polyclonal anti-HCG. The membrane test area is coated with both the reagents. When the urine sample falls on the test area, it reacts with the reagents due to which visible coloured bands appear in the test window. To detect pregnancy, there should be 20 mIU/ml or greater concentration of HCG hormone in the urine sample.
There are two lines (control line and test line) on the test device to show the result. The control line (C) always appears to indicate the proper working of the test. The test line (T) appears when the test is positive i.e. pregnancy is detected. Even a faint appearance of a line in the test (T) area is a sign of positive result. To detect pregnancy at home, midstream test is efficient, but it is advisable that a positive pregnancy result be confirmed by a gynaecologist. When the pregnancy test is negative, no line appears in the test area.
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