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Pregnancy Tests

How soon can I start testing?

 On the first day of your missed period. It is possible to test earlier and receive a faint positive however, it does depend on the amount of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in your body.

Generally, levels can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after conception and about 12-14 days after conception by a urine test.

How accurate is the Lullaby Conceptions Pregnancy Test?

In clinical trials it was proven to be 98.8% accurate from the first day of the missed period.

Can medications affect the result?

Yes. Some fertility medications contain hCG and may cause a false positive. However, test results should not be affected by common pain relievers, contraceptive pills or caffeine. If in doubt, please consult your doctor.

My test was negative, however after 15 mins it looked positive. Does this mean I am pregnant?

You should read the test results at 5 mins and no later than 10 mins. If you have missed your period, test again in 48 hours with first morning urine. If your test is still negative and your period has not returned, we recommend that you consult your doctor.

I can see a faint line on my test. Does this mean that I am pregnant?

 If the test has a very faint line, it means that hCG has been detected but is very low. The darkness and the speed of appearance of the result is determined by the level of hCG detected. As hCG levels in a pregnant woman double every 1-2 days in the first trimester, it is recommended that you test again in 48 hours. You should always consult your doctor and request a blood test to confirm pregnancy.

Yesterday I received a positive result but today my result is negative, what does this mean?

We suggest that you repeat another test after 48 hours using first morning urine. Sometimes if the second urine specimen is less concentrated than the initial test, the second test may show a negative result. hCG can be present as a result of a normal pregnancy, fertility medications, other medical conditions such as an ectopic pregnancy and menopause, so if you have any concerns as to the test result, we recommend that you consult your doctor to confirm pregnancy.

I think I am going through menopause and the test is positive. Does this mean I am pregnant?

Women going through menopause will have low levels of hCG. As our test is quite sensitive (detecting hCG at 10miu/ml) it may show a positive result for menopausal women even if they are not pregnant. We recommend if you get a positive result that you consult your doctor to confirm pregnancy.

My test was negative however it’s been 7-8 weeks since my last menstrual period (LMP)…

 hCG levels double every 2-3 days until approximately 8 weeks of gestation in a normal pregnancy. Levels above this (about 7-8 weeks since the last menstrual period) may give false negative results.If your period is late and you believe you might be pregnant, we recommend that you consult your doctor to confirm pregnancy.

My test was initially positive but I decided to retest ‘for fun’ around7-8 weeks since my LMP and it’s now showing as negative…

This test can only detecthCGlevels up to 200,000 mIU/ml, so if you have had a positive result initially and you decide to re-test ‘for fun’ around 7-8 weeks since your last menstrual period, you may then geta false negative result – which can be very worrying. This is because your pregnancy hormone levels have exceeded the 200,000 mIU/mllimit for which this test can detect, therefore giving you a false negative result. If you are concerned in any way, we always recommend consulting your doctor.

Ovulation Tests

When should I start using the Ovulation tests?

 You should start testing a 3-5 days before you think might Ovulate. Immediately prior to ovulation, the body produces a large amount of lutenizing hormone (Lh).  This is known as the “Lh Surge” and usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle.  As the Lh triggers the release of an egg from the ovary, our Ovulation Test is designed to help you predict the time of ovulation and your peak fertility.  It is during this fertile time that pregnancy is most likely to occur.  The test detects the Lh surge in urine, signaling that ovulation is likely to occur “within” the next 24-36 hours.

What time of the day should I perform the test?  Do I need to use First Morning Urine? 

We DO NOT recommend using first morning urine as most women experience an(LH) surge in the morning, and it can take up to 4 hours for it to show up in your urine.  Testing should take place between the hours of 10am and 10pm with 2pm being the ideal time.  For best results, collect your urine at approximately the same time each day.

How accurate is our Ovulation Strip Test?

In laboratory trials, it was more than 99.9% accurate.

Will the amount of liquid I drink affect the result? 

Heavy intake of fluids prior to testing will dilute the hormone in your urine.  We suggest that you limit your fluid intake for about two hours before you collect your urine.

I am now using the basal body temperature method (BBT).  Does this test replace BBT? 

The shift in basal body temperature primarily indicates that ovulation has ‘already’ occurred.  This ovulation test indicates that ovulation is about to occur.

I am current taking Clomid, will this affect my results? 

It is recommended that you do not begin using these tests until at least 3 days after your last dose of Clomid as it can produce a false positive result.

I have not received a positive result, what should I do? 

We recommend that you keep testing until you see a surge.  It is still possible to have a period each month but not ovulate, an annovulatory cycle.  If you are having problems detecting your surge, we recommend that you speak with your health professional to assist you.

Once I see a positive result, when is the best time to have intercourse? 

Ovulation is likely to occur within: 24-36 hours.  This is your most fertile time.  Sexual intercourse within this time frame is advised.  Having intercourse on the day of the surge and the two days after seeing the surge will increase your chances of conception.

I have received a positive result and had intercourse during these fertile days, but I have not become pregnant.  What should I do?

There are many factors that can affect your ability to become pregnant.  It can take normal, healthy couples many months to achieve pregnancy and often you may need to use the test kit for 3-4 months before achieving pregnancy.  If pregnancy is not achieved after 3-4 months you and your partner should consult your physician.