Pregnancy test information
NAME AND INTENDED USE
The pregnancy test you will use at the LifeHouse is
the ASI ProPhase PlusTM
OneStep hCG test. This test is designed to determine the presence of the pregnancy
hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. As with all diagnostic tests,
a definitive clinical diagnosis should not be based upon the results of a single test,
but only should be made by a competent medical practitioner.
One of the first actions taken by every newly-fertilized human life is to send a signal to inform his or her mother's
body of the presence of this new life within. The preborn baby's tiny body takes this action as its first effort of
self-preservation, seeking to ensure that he or she will not be rejected by the mother's body. The baby's placenta
secretes the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) beginning shortly after fertilization. In normal
pregnancy, hCG can be detected in urine as early as 7 days following conception. The concentration of hCG
continues to rise rapidly and peaks by 10-12 weeks into pregnancy. The appearance of hCG soon after
conception and its rise in concentration during early fetal growth make it an excellent indicator for the early
detection of pregnancy.
PRINCIPLES OF THE PROCEDURE
In the test procedure, you will add four drops of urine to the sample well (marked with an "S"), using the dropper
provided. The urine then moves across the surface of the test device. The test is complete after 5 (five) minutes.
A negative test result must be interpreted at that time because tests from non-pregnant women with low levels of hCG may appear to be weakly positive after
only 30 minutes.
The appearance of a pink-rose colored band in the "T" (Test Band) region
indicates a positive result. Absence of a pink-rose colored band indicates a
negative result. Additionally, a pink-rose colored band should always appear
in the "C" (Control Band) region. The control band indicates that the test
device is working properly. Absence of a pink-rose colored band in the C
region would indicate that the test should be repeated.
LIMITATIONS OF THE PROCEDURE
The LifeHouse is not a medical facility. LifeHouse personnel are volunteers, not medical practitioners in
any manner. LifeHouse personnel are here to help you; however, they may not conduct or interpret this
test for you; you must conduct and interpret this test for yourself.
The result of your self-administered pregnancy test is the result of a test only. It is not a diagnosis. In legal
terms, only a licensed medical practitioner can make a diagnosis. It is recommended that you contact a medical
practitioner to confirm the pregnancy test regardless of the outcome: positive, negative, or inconclusive.
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