The pregnancy test is a reliable and practical method to find out if you are pregnant. While some women experience the first symptoms of pregnancy in the first few weeks after conception, others are less sensitive to it. Delayed menstruation, morning sickness, abnormal breast tenderness, food aversions, sudden cravings, or excessive tiredness are often the early warning signs.
Optimally simple, the pregnancy test measures the beta hCG (human gonadotropic chorionic hormones) dosage of urine to confirm or not a pregnancy, from the presumed date of menstruation. Certain tests, particularly sensitive, can even be carried out up to 6 days before their delay for an earlier detection, with complete reliability. Increasingly perfected to appeal to all women, certain pregnancy tests also indicate an estimate of the age of pregnancy on a digital screen.
In the form of a pen or stick, the test is carried out under a jet of urine for a few seconds. It can also be done by immersing the absorbent tip of the test in a clean, dry cup where the urine has been collected. In less than three minutes, or even less for some models, the result is displayed on a display window.
To properly buy a pregnancy test, whatever its price, it is essential to ensure that its reliability is greater than 99%, that its use is simple and that the result is easily readable, without risk of misinterpretation.