e.p.t. Pregnancy Test
What is e.p.t. Pregnancy Test?
Early Home Pregnancy Test Kit.
99% Accurate at detecting the pregnancy hormone.
However, some pregnant women may not have detectable amounts of pregnancy hormone in their urine on the first day of the missed period or may have miscalculated the first day of their period.
How do I use e.p.t. Pregnancy Test?
- Remove the e.p.t. Pregnancy test stick from its foil packet just prior to use.
- Remove the purple cap to expose the absorbent tip.
- Hold the test stick by its thumb grip. Point the absorbent tip downward.
- Place the absorbent tip in the urine flow for just 5 seconds, or dip the absorbent tip into a clean container of urine for just 20 seconds. Keep the absorbent tip pointing downwards.
- Place the test stick on a flat surface with the windows facing up for at least 2 minutes. (If you wish, replace the cap to cover the absorbent tip.) You may notice a light blue color moving across the windows.
Important: To avoid affecting the test result, wait at least 2 minutes before lifting the stick.
How to read the results of an Early Home Pregnancy Test:
Wait 2 minutes to read the result. A line will appear in the square window as a control to show that you have done the test correctly. Be sure to read the result before 10 minutes have passed.
A (+) sign in the round window indicates that you are pregnant. The lines that make up the plus sign can be different shades of blue. Please see your doctor to discuss your pregnancy and the next steps. Early prenatal care is important to ensure the health of you and your baby.
A (-) sign in the round window indicates that you are not pregnant. If your period does not start within a week, repeat the test. If you still get a negative result and your period has not started, please see your doctor.
If no line appears in the square window, the test result is invalid. Do not read the result. Call the toll-free number 1-800-378-1783 (1-800-EPT-1STEP).
Questions and Answers about e.p.t. Pregnancy Test
When can I use e.p.t Pregnancy Test?
e.p.t Pregnancy Test can be used as soon as you miss your period and any day thereafter. If you prefer to test early, e.p.t Pregnancy Test can be used as soon as four days before you expect your period to start. If you test early and get a "not pregnant" result, there is still a chance that you may be pregnant.
Do I have to use an early morning urine sample?
If you are testing before you expect your period to start, it is recommended that you test with your first urine of the day. Otherwise you can test at any time of the day. Avoid excess fluid intake before testing.
How does e.p.t Pregnancy Test work?
e.p.t Pregnancy Test detects hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin), a hormone present in urine only during pregnancy. e.p.t Pregnancy Test can detect tiny amounts of this hormone in your urine.
What if the lines in the round and square windows are different shades of blue?
As long as a (+) symbol appears in the round window and a single line appears in the square window, the result is positive. It does not matter if one line is fainter or darker than the other.
I have used the e.p.t Home Pregnancy Test but no blue lines have appeared. What should I do?
If there is no blue line in the square window within 10 minutes, the test is not working properly. This may be because too much or too little urine has been used. You should test again using a second test, carefully following the instructions.
What if I think the e.p.t. Pregnancy Test result is incorrect?
Following the instructions carefully should yield an accurate reading. If you think the result is incorrect, or if it is difficult to detect a (+) or (-)in the round window, repeat the test after one week with a new e.p.t Pregnancy Test stick.
Are there any factors that can affect the e.p.t. Pregnancy Test result?
Yes. Certain drugs which contain hCG or are used in combination with hCG (such as Humegon, Pregnyl, Profasi, Pergonal, APL), In addition, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy and rare medical conditions can affect the result. If you repeat the test and continue to get an unexpected result, contact your doctor.
Using e.p.t Pregnancy test within 9 weeks of giving birth or having a miscarriage may cause a false positive result. The test may detect hCG still in your system from a previous pregnancy. You should ask your doctor for help in interpreting the result of your e.p.t Pregnancy test if you have recently been pregnant.
Factors which should not affect the test result include alcohol, analgesics (pain killers), antibiotics, birth control pills or hormone therapies containing clomiphene citrate (Clomid or Serophen).
Store at room temperature 2°-30°C (36°-86°F).
For In-Vitro Diagnostic Use (Not for Internal Use)
Keep Out of Reach of Children
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