Please read all the infonnation in this leaflet before performing the test.
. Do not use after the expiration date printed on the foil pouch.
. Store in a dry place at 2-30˘XCor 36-86˘XF.
. Do not freeze.
. Keep out of the reach of children.
. For in vitro diagnostic use. Not to be taken internally.
. Do not open the test foil pouch until you are ready to start the test.
How to use:
Remove the midstream test from the foil pouch and familiarize
yourself with the product.
Remove the Cap and place it over the Thumb Grip. See
the illustration above.
Hold the midstream test by the capped Thumb Grip with
the exposed Absorbent Tip pointing downward directly into your urine
stream until it is thoroughly wet. See the illustration on the right.
Note: Do not urinate on the Test and Control windows. If you prefer,
you can urinate into a clean and dry container, then dip only the
Absorbent Tip of the midstream test into the urine for at least 10
After removing the midstream test from your urine, immediately
replace the Cap over the Absorbent Tip, lay the midstream test on
a flat surface with the Test and Control windows facing upwards, and
then begin timing.
As the test begins to work, you may notice a light red
flow moving across the Test and Control windows. Wait at least 3 minutes
for the red line(s) to appear. If no red line appears, wait one minute
longer. Some positive results may be observed within 1 minute or less
depending on the concentration of hCG in the urine. Do not read the
result after 10 minutes.
How to read the results:
The presence of two red lines in both the test window (T) and control window
(C) means you are probably pregnant. One line may be lighter than the other;
they do not have to match.
The presence of one red line in the control window (C) means you are probably
The result is invalid if no red line appears in the control window (C),
even if a line appears in the test window (T). You should repeat the test
with a new midstream test.
Questions and answers:
Q: How does the test work?
A: EARLY DETEK TM-hCG detects a hormone in your urine that your body produces
during pregnancy (hCG-human chorionic gonadotropin). The amount of pregnancy
hormone increases as pregnancy progresses.
Q: How soon after I suspect that I am pregnant can I take the test?
A: You can test your urine as early as the first day you miss your period.
You can perform the test anytime of the day; however, if you are pregnant,
first morning urine contains the most pregnancy hormone.
Q: Do I have to test with first morning urine?
A: Although you can test any time of the day, your first morning urine specimen
is usually the most concentrated of the day and would have the most hCG
Q: How accurate is the test?
A: In both laboratory and consumer clinical studies, EARLY DETEKTM-hCG has
been proved to be greater than 99% accurate.
Q: Which factors may affect the test result?
A: Drugs which contain hCG (such as Pregnyl. Profasi, Pergonal. APL) can
give a false positive result. Alcohol, oral contraceptives, painkillers,
antibiotics or hormone therapies that do not contain hCG should not affect
the test result.
Q: What should I do if the result shows that I am pregnant?
A: It means that your urine contains hCG and you are probably pregnant.
See your doctor to confirm that you are pregnant and to discuss the steps
you should take.
Q: Does the result mean anything other than normal pregnancy if it shows
that I am pregnant?
A: A number of medical conditions other than pregnancy, including, ovarian
cyst or ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) can cause elevated
levels of hCG.
Q: How do I know that the test was run properly?
A: The appearance of a red line in the control window (C) tells you that
you followed the test procedure properly and the proper amount of urine
Q: What should I do if the result shows that I am not pregnant?
A: It means that no hCG has been detected in your urine and probably you
are not pregnant. If you do not start your period within a week of its due
date, repeat the test with a new midstream test. If you receive the same
result after repeating the test and you still do not get your period, you
should see your doctor.