Am I pregnant?14 June 2023
False-positive pregnancy test22 June 2023
The feeling a woman gets when she finds out she is going to become a mother is priceless and worth living without false alarms. In the case of home testing, there are situations where, even if you strictly follow the package leaflet, the result generated may be false-negative or false-positive. Find out more about the false-negative pregnancy test with Barza!
When you get a false-negative result
A negative result usually means there is no pregnancy. Here are the possible causes of such a result:
- you didn’t use a pregnancy test sensitive enough to the presence of the HCG hormone;
- you did not follow the instructions in the leaflet;
- you didn’t check the validity of the test;
- you did not collect urine at the time of testing, but some time before;
- your urine was too dilute (you drank large amounts of fluids and urinated excessively before collecting the sample for testing);
- you tested yourself way too early.
What type of test detects pregnancy fastest?
As the first weeks of pregnancy are critical for the development of the foetus, it is important to find out as soon as possible that you are pregnant.
The type of test that detects pregnancy most quickly is the Ultrasensitive Barza Pregnancy Test. It contains specific reagents for the determination of a very low level of hCG in urine, only 10 mIU/ml. Therefore, detecting pregnancy up to five days before the probable date of your next period.
Learn more about the test with the highest sensitivity
The ultrasensitive pregnancy test is a type of test that can detect very low levels of the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin – a hormone produced by the cells that make up the placenta during pregnancy) in the urine or blood, giving accurate results, up to five days earlier than other common pregnancy tests.
The ultrasensitive pregnancy test is based on the same principle of operation as other pregnancy tests. Involves collecting a urine sample in a container and inserting the test strip/applying urine drops to the absorbent surface. Modern tests allow direct positioning of the device tip under the urine stream.
Following the chemical reaction on contact with the hCG present in the urine, the test displays a result: one or two coloured lines indicating whether pregnancy is present or not.
Before use, it is important to check the sensitivity of the pregnancy test you opt for.
Keep in mind that testing too early can also give you a false-negative result. This is because hCG levels are too low at the time of the test and cannot be detected in the urine.
If you have reason to believe you are pregnant but get a false-negative result on the ultrasensitive pregnancy test, you can repeat the test using the Blood Pregnancy Test. Blood pregnancy tests are known to be more accurate than urine tests.
This is because the volume of fluids ingested, which can affect urine test results (by diluting hCG), cannot influence blood tests in any way. The stork recommends you use it with confidence!