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Using an EPT ?Early Pregnancy Test ?To Find Out For Sure

Sep 15, 2008
More and more women are now using EPT ?early pregnancy test, to find out whether or not they are pregnant. These tests are home pregnancy kits that can tell you whether or not you are pregnant even before you miss your first period. There are strips and midstream tests that measure the amount of hormones in your urine. The main hormone in your urine that will tell you if you are pregnant is called HCD (human chorionic gonadotropin) and the placenta starts secreting this hormone quite soon after you conceive. When you are pregnant, the levels of this hormone increase dramatically and by using EPT, you will know within a few days.

EPT are the most sensitive of all home pregnancy tests. With even the smallest amount of HCD in your body, these strips will pick it up. The most sensitive these tests are, the earlier you will be able to know if you are pregnant ?as soon as 6 ?8 days after conception. You do have to follow the instructions that come with your early pregnancy test in order to get accurate results. There are two types of these tests, so even if you have used them before, you should read the directions carefully.

To use test strips, you have to pee in a cup. Then you put the strip into the urine, making sure you have the arrow on the strip pointing towards the sample. There is a market line on the strip, which is the maximum line. You should not insert the strip into the urine past this line. Wait for 3 seconds and then take out the strip and lay it flat on a clean and non-absorbent surface. This means you shouldn's place the strip on a paper towel because the towel will absorb the urine giving you an inaccurate result. Watch the strip to see if colourful bands appear. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, this could take as little as 40 seconds, but you get the best results if you wait at least 5 minutes.

If you are using a midstream test strip, you will have to pee on the strip. Hold the strip in the flow of the urine for about six seconds. You have to make sure the absorbent tip of the strip is facing down. Seal the absorbent strip in the container provided until you see a rose colored band in the window area. This will let you know that the test is complete. If you do not see this band appearing after the length of time, then you are not pregnant.

EPT have an accuracy rate of 99%. Most of the inaccuracies that have been reported were due to not following the instructions properly. Using the test strips when you first go the bathroom is the morning is the recommended time to get the best results because this is the time when the HCG levels are at their highest. You can also get a result if you wait several hours, but most experts will tell you that you will likely not get a positive result if you wait until in the evening or before you go to bed in the very early days of your pregnancy.
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