RFSU Enkelt & Snabbt Pregnancy test
Quickly and easy pregnancy test
Pregnancy test for those who want to quickly find out if they are pregnant. Simple test stick that you dip into a container of urine. You will get a result in just a few minutes. The same type that midwives and gynecologists use.
- Clear result with one or two lines
- More than 99% accurate result from the day you would have had your period
- 2 tests per package
- The test measures the hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) hormone in the urine, which is secreted when an egg is fertilized.
- More than 99% accurate result from the day you would have had your period.
- The sensitivity of the test is 25 mlU/ml of the hormone hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in the urine.
- Clear result with one or two lines
- Recommended to test with morning urine for safest results. Collect urine in a container and dip the test into the urine.
- For single use – the test can only be used once
Measuring the hCG-hormone
A pregnancy test, whether you take it at home yourself or at the midwife or doctor’s, measures the hCG hormone. When an egg is fertilized, the hCG hormone is secreted in the urine and continues to increase during the first part of pregnancy. By tracing hCG in the urine, one can determine whether a woman is pregnant or not. hCG normally begins to be produced by the fertilized egg after it has attached to the uterine wall, usually some 6-10 days after conception. The level then increases very quickly, and it is normally expected to double approximately every three days during the first trimester of pregnancy. Most women, by the time of their expected menstruation, have managed to produce enough hCG to see a positive result; i.e, they have an hCG level of 25mIU/ml, or more.
However, since we are all different, there may be individual variations. Some women may therefore see a positive result a few days before the expected period, while others have to wait a little longer. If the test shows that you are pregnant, you can trust that the answer is correct because the tests are very sensitive. The test only reveals that there is hCG in the urine. It says nothing about how the pregnancy is doing, where it is or how old it is.
How to perform the test
You can test at any time of the day, from the day you expect your menstruation, but it is safest to measure your morning urine, when the hCG concentration is at its highest. If the test shows a weak positive result, we recommend you to take another one after a couple of days.
When you have read the instructions and are ready to perform the test, remove the pregnancy test from the inner packaging. Use the test strip immediately. Hold the red handle, NOT the white surface as this may give incorrect results.
Collect the urine in a clean, dry container
A couple of centimeters from the bottom is enough.
Hold the red handle, DO NOT TOUCH the white surface as this may give you an incorrect result.
Take the test – dip the suction part with the arrows pointing downward
into the urine.
Do not go further than the max line. Pick the stick up after 15 seconds and lay it flat on a clean, dry surface.
Wait i 1-5 minutes
Wait for 1-5 minutes before reading the result and let the test stick lie completely still.
When the test strip begins to react, the entire result area turns bright pink. Do not read any results after 5 minutes as this may give misleading results.
One or two pink color bands appear against a light background in the result area next to the colored part. One line is for control, the other line for the test result.
Read the result as soon as possible after 5 minutes, do not read any results after 30 minutes.
Positive result – Pregnancy
Two distinct pink/red lines appear in the results area. If you see two clear pink/red lines, it means you are most likely pregnant. The color shade and color strength of the test line (T) may vary because different stages of pregnancy have different concentrations of hCG hormone. The shade of color does not affect the result, but only a pink/red color means it is a valid result. If you have a different color, wait two days and do a new test.
If you test early or are unsure, it is good to test again two days later, preferably with the first morning urine.
If you are pregnant, contact your doctor, midwife or gynecologist for advice.
Negative result – Not pregnant
If only one pink check line appears in the results area, you are not pregnant.
If you still don’t get your period, do another test after 2 days, preferably with the first morning urine. If you get the same result and haven’t had your period, contact your doctor, midwife or gynecologist.
If there is no pink/red control line (C) visible, no lines appear at all, or if the lines are a color other than pink/red/purple, the test has not worked properly.
This may be because the suction part has not absorbed enough urine or
that you have not performed the test correctly. Do another test and follow the instructions carefully. If the problem persists, contact RFSU.
Sometimes the test line (T) may be visible in a grey/white shade. The test is positive only when the test line (T) is clearly visible in a red, purple or pink shade.
- User instructions
I have tried your pregnancy tests and get a weak line. what does that mean?
It may indicate that you are testing early and the hCG level has not had time to rise enough in the body yet for the test to be able to measure the result. Two red lines, even if the color is weak, indicate pregnancy, but to be on the safe side, we recommend testing again in a day or two. The closer to your menstrual day, the stronger the hcg in the urine will be, and thus there should be a stronger line. If the test line is a color other than red/pink or looks more like a gray mark, the test is probably invalid.
Is the pregnancy test vegan?
No, it is not classified as a “vegan” product. The reagents used to measure the reliability of the test come from antibodies taken from mice.
I took a pregnancy test and got a red line right by the plastic. What does that mean?
A faint red line under, or on the plastic strip, is paint residue that has accumulated and can look like a line. A line indicating a pregnancy should be closer to the control line and above the plastic in the test area. The closer to the expected day of menstruation, the more certain the test result is.
I have used your pregnancy test and saw a faint line in the morning. Later in the evening, the test had dried and the line looked stronger. Cn I trust that it is positive?
The line may become stronger in color when it dries and has had time to attach itself to the material. If it is a line then it should be positive. A positive line usually remains after the test has dried. The color shade of the lines can vary between light red to dark red – this does not affect the result.
Two lines, no matter how faint, indicate pregnancy. But to be on the safe side, it might be good to test again in a day or two, whichever is closer to your menstrual day when the hcg will be stronger in the urine, and thus there should be a stronger line.
Is the result affected by how much liquid I drink?
Excessive fluid intake can dilute the urine, whereby the amount of hCG present in the urine may not be detectable. You should therefore not change your usual fluid intake. You can increase the hCG concentration in the urine by drinking less and not urinating for about 2 hours before the test is taken. The safest is to measure morning urine.
Can medicines and illnesses affect the result?
Birth control pills, painkillers, antibiotics or hormone treatments that do not contain hCG should not affect the test result. Some medicines containing hCG can give misleading results. The same applies to certain rare diseases and if your urine contains large amounts of bacteria. Contact your midwife or gynecologist if you get unexpected or inconsistent results.
What if no line is visible at all?
If no line appears, perform another test and follow the user manual carefully. This may be because you have not performed the test correctly.
Which colors are the lines that appear?
The color shade can vary between light red to dark red, depending on the concentration of hCG in the urine. The color shade does not affect the result, but only a red color gives a valid result. If you get a color other than red, wait a couple of days and take another test.
How long does the result last before it fades away or changes?
A positive answer will usually remain unchanged, but the background may darken. Do not read any results after five minutes as this may give a misleading outcome.