Ept pregnancy test (early pregnancy test) is the name of a test that can be taken before a delay in menstruation, as well as a brand of pregnancy tests on the market. Ept pregnancy tests use hCG hormones (human chorionic gonadotropin) to determine a woman’s pregnancy. The degree of accuracy of this test is around 99%. The test is supposed to be taken when the first signs of pregnancy appear, such as missed period. These tests can be read quickly. Thus, you can read the test results in a few minutes after using it. The result is not difficult to understand.
Special instructions for the ept pregnancy test must be inside of the box of the product. If you’re planning to purchase one and wonder how it works, get acquainted with the article. But make sure to check the instruction that comes along with every ept pregnancy test.
What Is EPT Pregnancy Test?
There are 2 types of ept pregnancy test:
- The 1st type of the test has a stick which you are supposed to hold in the urine stream. The result is shown in a window. A plus (+) means positive result, a minus (-) is negative.
- In the 2nd type (a newer version) the digital screen states the result with the words “pregnant”, “not pregnant”.
How to read the results of Ept Pregnancy Test?
Wait 2 minutes to read the result. If you did everything right, in the square window there will appear a line. This is a control line that indicates that the test works correctly. Also, it is important to read the result not later than 10 minutes after using the test.
A (+) sign in the round window obviously indicates that you are pregnant. The lines of the plus can be of different shades. They can be either clear and sharply defined or barely visible. In any way, it is better to consult a doctor to make sure that you are pregnant and discuss the further actions. Keep in mind that prenatal care is very important for you and for your future child.
A digital version of ept pregnancy test will show the word “pregnant” instead of a plus (+).
A (-) sign in the round window, vice versa, indicates that you are not pregnant. If menstruation doesn’t start within the following week, it is better to make the test again. If the result is still negative and your period does not start, you need to consult a doctor.
In a digital version of ept pregnancy test, the negative result is stated by the words “Not pregnant”.
Pay attention to the following: If the test doesn’t show anything, including the control line, the result is invalid.
Accurate Result of the Test
Nowadays, home pregnancy tests are not difficult to read as manufacturers make new developments. In any way, regardless of the result of the test, it is better to visit a doctor. It is important because only a doctor can confirm or, vice versa, prove the test result wrong. What’s more, if you are pregnant, it is even more important to consult a doctor in order to find out what to do further.
Common Questions about e.p.t. Pregnancy Test
When Is It Better to Use ept Pregnancy Test?
You can use ept pregnancy test when there is delay in menstruation. If you can’t wait to make the test, you need to know the following. Ept pregnancy test can be used 4 days before you expect your period to start. At the same time, keep in mind, that if the test showed a negative result, there is still a chance that you may be pregnant.
In general, you can do a pregnancy test as early as you want, but don’t expect it to be positive even if you are pregnant. Keep in mind that the first reason for a false negative ept pregnancy test is testing too early. Testing before a missed period can often give you a “false negative” result. False negative means that the test shows a negative result when in fact you are pregnant. That’s why most doctors recommend doing a pregnancy test only after the delay in menstruation. Thus, you won’t be confused by a false test result. Even if you are pregnant, a home pregnancy test done 1-2 days before a missed period is positive in only 1 in 2 pregnant women. On the day of a missed period 1 in 4 women will also have a negative pregnancy test.
Do I have to use early morning urine?
If you take the test before your period should start, it is better to use the first urine of the day. If you are making a test when there is a delay in menstruation, you can do it at any time of the day. But don’t drink too much fluid before testing.
How does the Test work?
Ept Pregnancy Test detects hCG hormone (human Chorionic Gonadotropin). It is known that this hormone is produced only during pregnancy. In general, ept pregnancy test can detect even a very small amount of hCG in your urine.
What if the lines in the windows are of different shades?
If a plus (+) symbol appears in the round window and a single line appears in the square window, the result is positive. The brightness of the color doesn’t play a huge role here. Even a faint positive is still positive.
If None of the lines appeared on the test, what to do?
If you made the test and neither the line, nor (+) or (–) appeared within 10 minutes, then the test is invalid. The reasons can be different. In any way, repeat the procedure using another test. Make sure to carefully follow all the instructions.
What to Do if You think that the result is incorrect?
If you attentively follow all the instructions, it provides an accurate reading. If you think the result might be wrong, or if it is difficult to make the difference between (+) and (-) in the round window, repeat the testing a bit later using a new ept pregnancy test.
Are there any factors that can affect the ept Pregnancy Test result?
Yes, there are such factors. They include taking certain drugs that contain hCG or are used in combination with hCG. In addition, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy and rare medical conditions can affect the result of the test. If after repeating the test you still get an unexpected result, contact your doctor.
If you use ept pregnancy test within 9 weeks after giving birth or after a miscarriage, you may see a false positive result. In this case, the ept pregnancy test may detect hCG that stayed in your body from a previous pregnancy. In such a situation, it is better to ask your doctor for help in interpreting the result of your ept pregnancy test if you have recently been pregnant.
Factors which usually do not affect the test result include alcohol, analgesics (pain killers), antibiotics, birth control pills or hormone therapies containing clomiphene citrate (Clomid or Serophen).