Not all pregnancy tests are the same. Each different pregnancy test you can use at home to detect pregnancy comes with its own set of instructions, its own way of showing whether or not you are pregnant, and even its own sensitivity. For this reason, not all tests are equal. It’s why women who know better are very particularly about the specific brand or type of pregnancy test they will use. Some women will only use a digital pregnancy test because they are typically more sensitive and able to detect lower levels of the hormone hCG and the results are unmistakable. Some women prefer traditional tests because there’s nothing quite like looking at the second line slowly appear.
The U Check pregnancy test is designed to inform you whether or not you are pregnant. How it works is simple on the outside but complex when you look into it. The U Check pregnancy test is used to determine whether or not you have hCG in your urine. This is the abbreviation for the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone. It’s the pregnancy hormone.
Your body begins producing hCG once a fertilized eggs implants into your uterine wall, officially making you pregnant. Contrary to popular belief, however, this is not something you can detect right away. Once you ovulate and your egg is fertilized, it takes a while to travel into your uterus. In fact, it can take anywhere from several days to a week to make its way down your fallopian tubes and into your uterus. And that’s not to say that it will implant right away, meaning it might take longer than you expect to determine pregnancy.
Following implantation, you will begin to produce hCG. However, levels will remain low for a week or so. Despite the fact that hCG levels typically double every 48 to 72 hours, most women begin with a level of less than 5 mIU, which is a level that does not indicate pregnancy. If you start with a level of 2 mIU and your body doubles your hCG levels every 2 days, you may not be able to tell you are pregnant for over a week.
The U Check pregnancy test is designed to detect levels of hCG in your urine once they reach 25 mIU. It’s a fairly sensitive test, which is why women like it so much. Based on facts gathered by pregnant women, however, it’s not one that’s overly sensitive like other tests on the market. In fact, you have less than a 40 percent chance of receiving a positive result on this test 10 days after ovulation.
However, if you wait one more day until you are 11 days post ovulation, you might be surprised to know that your chances of receiving a positive pregnancy test result with the U Check test increase to nearly 88 percent. Chances increase dramatically to 99 percent on the day of your missed period.
What’s important to remember about these tests are that they are designed to only show accurate results for a few minutes. In fact, you have to wait nearly 3 minutes to see the result of your test once you use it and those results are only good for 10 minutes.
If you don’t check your test results before those 10 minutes are up, you cannot rely on the accuracy of test. The U Check test is notorious for showing evaporation lines once the accuracy period is over. What is an evaporation line? An evaporation line is one that occurs after you take your test. When your urine begins to dry on the test strip it evaporates, causing the line in which a positive result would have appeared to turn a dark color as the urine dries. Many women mistake this for a positive result, only to realize later that it was not a positive result.
Something else you should remember is that if you do use the U Check pregnancy test, which is a simple strip similar to what your doctor uses in his or her office, you might have to test again. Depending on how early you test, your negative results might not be negative. Wait two days to test again and your chances of receiving a positive result will increase. Of course, this does not apply to women who are not pregnant.
If you still don’t have a positive pregnancy test one week after you miss your period, call your doctor and schedule an appointment. He or she can perform a blood test and/or an ultrasound as well as test you for other issues such as health related problems that are causing your period not to arrive. It’s difficult hoping you are pregnant and not knowing whether or not it’s true.