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How does a home pregnancy test work?
A home pregnancy test measures the presence of the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (H.C.G.) in your urine. H.C.G. is produced in the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. This hormone then builds up rapidly in your body in the first few days following implantation. Usually H.C.G. can be detected by a home pregnancy test 7-10 days after conception. The further in to the pregnancy you are the higher the levels of H.C.G. in your urine.
How good are these tests?
We now sell literally millions of these tests in the UK and throughout the world - they are made specifically for us and comply with CE (European Community) and FDA (United States) rules and regulations and every pack has the approval details printed on them. These tests are sold to some of the largest organizations such as the UK National Health Service (NHS). The tests supplied to the NHS are identical to the ones sold to you and every batch is checked religiously for quality and accuracy - they are more than 99% accurate. As for the expiry dates, they will always be at least 15 months away and more often nearly 2 years (which is the legal maximum).
Do we really supply these tests to the NHS?
Yes we do - you can view the NHS catalogue page for our pregnancy tests here and see for yourself:
Unfortunately a lot of eBay sellers claim to be NHS suppliers when they are not. If you click on the above link you can search "pregnancy tests" in the box at the top and all the NHS suppliers of pregnancy tests will be displayed under "brand" at the top of the page. You will see us (Home Health UK) but you will struggle to find many other eBay sellers - we could not find any!!
Beware of illegal Pregnancy Tests!!!
Unfortunately there are also a number of sellers on eBay selling illegal pregnancy tests. As a pregnancy test gives a medical diagnosis there a number of rules and regulations under the EC Medical Devices Directives that must be met. If you buy pregnancy tests on eBay then they MUST have all of the following:
- A CE mark and registration number printed on the foils.
- The details of the CE representative on either the test foils or the testing instructions.
- The details of the manufacturer on either the test foils or the testing instructions.
If you receive tests that do not have all of the above then they are illegal and you should lodge a complaint with eBay.
When should I do the test?
The tests can be taken at any time of the day. However, we do recommend that you test first thing in the morning when your urine is most concentrated. Do not drink large amounts of fluid in an attempt to increase the volume of urine as this may dilute the urine making H.C.G. more difficult to detect.
What does the test result look like?
NEW PREG MID
Basically. if there are 2 lines (as in the test shown above) then it is a positive result.
How long will it take before I can read the result?
You can read the results after just 3 minutes.
What is the difference between home tests and those done by a doctor?
Many doctors and clinics use home pregnancy tests to verify the results, in which case they are exactly the same. Occasionally, some women may be given a blood test, but they aren't very different from home pregnancy tests either. Both types look for the presence of H.C.G. in your body.
What should I do with my results?
If your pregnancy test results are positive, you should consult your doctor to discuss your pregnancy and what steps and precautions should be taken next. In addition, if your test is negative and you still suspect you may be pregnant, you may want to confirm your test results with another home pregnancy test a few days later. If you test too early you may get a negative result because not enough of the H.C.G. hormone has built up in your system.
If I see 2 lines but one is fainter than the other is this a positive result?
Yes, if 2 lines appear you are pregnant no matter how faint the lines appear.
What are 10mIU very early pregnancy tests and what does it all mean?
Most midstream pregnancy tests measure at a sensitivity level of 25-40mIU/ml but most women want to know they are pregnant as soon as possible. These 10mIU sensitivity tests will show whether you are pregnant earlier than virtually all the midstream and digital pregnancy tests you buy from the supermarket or drug store shelves.
A 10mIU pregnancy test will show a faint line at a level of 10mIU of H.C.G. (the hormone that is produced in large amounts when you are pregnant). A normal non-pregnant woman is at a level of 5mIU or less and from the first day of becoming pregnant the level of HCG doubles every other day for the first 3 months until the level is at several hundred thousand. The average woman could, therefore, show a faint line only 3-4 days after conception but if the level started at 1mIU then it would take longer to show positive. Accordingly it can vary from person to person and the actual day of conception in the cycle can vary slightly depending on the day the egg was released from the ovary, the day it was fertilized and the day the egg implanted. Normally we would say that these tests would be certain to show a positive result 8 days after conception. On the 9th day the line would be much darker and so on. Having said that we have had women say they showed positive after only 3 days!! The risk of testing too early being that the test could be a 'chemical pregnancy' as the fertilized egg may fail and turn out to be just a heavier period than normal. Experts estimate that up to 50% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage and many of these manifest themselves as slightly later or heavier periods.
Can anything affect the results of these tests?
Drinking alcohol, painkillers, oral contraceptives, antibiotics and other common drugs will not affect the result of these tests. Only medicines that contain H.C.G. can produce a false positive result. If you are unsure about your result or your period has still not arrived then you should see your doctor for advice.
Any questions about your order?
We are always happy to help so if you have any problems whatsoever with your order then please contact us - either through eBay messaging or via email by clicking the "contacting us" link below. Please do not file a complaint or dispute with eBay or PayPal without contacting us first.
Fertilityplan help and advice
We believe that it is important to try and provide all the help and advice you may need both in planning for pregnancy and to ensure things go smoothly during your pregnancy so we have set up a special web-site that will hopefully answer most questions you may have. We welcome feedback on ways you feel we can improve on this service. We used to list the links here but eBay rules state we are not permitted to have external links and have refused to allow the links so if you want to get more information on any of the following please Contact Us and we will send you all the links:-
INFORMATION ABOUT OVULATION AND THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE, INFERTILITY, POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME, AMNIOCENTESIS, ANTENATAL CARE, CHLAMYDIA AND PREGNANCY, GROUP STREP B (GBS) AND SAFEGUARDING YOUR BABY, FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TESTS AND MUCH MORE INCLUDING WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF HAVING A BABY SUCH AS DIET AND THINGS TO AVOID.
Easy to read results
Each test is individually foil-wrapped
The tests are 99%+ accurate and results can often be read in less than 30 seconds
Tests are discreetly packaged with no indication as to contents and marked "Private and Confidential"
CE and FDA Marked for Home Self Testing
Simple, One Step easy-to-use system
All tests come with a minimum 15 months to expiry date and more likely almost 2 years (the legal maximum).
"Get it Fast" option available