Home Pregnancy Test (cont.)
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During the Home Pregnancy Test Procedure
For most home pregnancy tests, you either hold a test strip in your urine stream as you urinate into the toilet or you collect your urine in a clean cup and dip your test strip into the cup. If you are pregnant, most test strips produce a colored line, but this will depend on the brand you purchased. Read directions carefully to interpret the results. Read the instructions for the test you bought and follow them carefully. Make sure you know how to get accurate results. The test usually takes only a few minutes.
Types of home use test kits
Other, less frequently used test kits require you to mix urine samples with powders or liquids. The chemical reaction produced shows a color change, which you compare to a chart for interpretation.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/6/2016
Omnia M Samra, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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