It is impossible to miss Kareena Kapoor Khan endorsing Prega News Test Kit with the line ‘Maa Banne Ka Ehsaas Hota Hai Bahut Khaas’, which indeed is the case. You must have seen Shilpa Shetty Kundra also endorsing the test kit, making Prega News a household name to reckon by when it comes to testing for a pregnancy without having to step out of your home.
What Is A Pregnancy Test?
A simple test used to confirm a pregnancy is known as a pregnancy test. They use either a few drops of urine or blood to check for the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which becomes present in a woman’s body only when she is pregnant. To confirm a pregnancy, you could also drop in at a healthcare provider and get yourself tested for pregnancy – but that is really not the trend these days. Most women like to test for pregnancy within the confines of their homes with a home pregnancy test kit.
What Is A Home Pregnancy Test Kit?
Simple urine tests done with a few drops of urine dropped on a test strip with the help of a dropper to confirm a pregnancy within the privacy of your home are known as home pregnancy tests. A home pregnancy test is the most common way to test for a pregnancy after a missed period. Pregnancy test strips are easily available at most chemists and departmental stores across the country and do not require a medical prescription to be purchased. They test the presence of hCG in the urine, which is released only when an egg is fertilized and implants itself and gives one of the two outcomes – pregnant or not-pregnant. In case the test is not done correctly, the strip may not display any result and you can take a new test.
How Soon Can I Take A Pregnancy Test?
Some pregnancy tests claim a high sensitivity to hCG and can detect a pregnancy even 2-4 days before a period is due. Unless your periods are irregular, the likelihood of getting accurate results with a pregnancy test 7 days after missing a period is about 95%-98%. Some pregnancy tests also claim to be 99% accurate – so you need to pick the one that has higher sensitivity levels to hCG hormone. Most home pregnancy tests detect hCG levels at 20 to 25 MIU/ml- the lower the number on the home pregnancy test, the greater the sensitivity to hCG and hence more accurate the results. However, ensure that the pregnancy test has not expired before you use it to detect pregnancy.
How Does Prega News Work?
Prega News Pregnancy Test Kit is a product of Mankind Pharmaceuticals and is widely popular in the Indian Market. It is a one step simple procedure test card that detects the presence of hCG to the tune of 20MIU/ml. Prega News can give results in flat 5 minutes, and is a quick, efficient and hassle free way to confirm a pregnancy without you having to step of the house. If you have had an episode of unprotected sex and wish to know whether you have conceived, all you need to do is put 3 drops of urine collected in the dropper provided in the kit onto the test card. Wait for just 5 minutes and get the results!
Does Prega News Give Correct Results?
The accuracy of all pregnancy tests is to the tune of 95% to 98%. If you have not used an expired product, and have dropped the urine correctly on the test strip, you have high chances of getting accurate results. If the test result is negative, you can either be not pregnant or you might have taken the test too early. Though pregnancy can happen even when the levels of hCG is as low as 5 MIU/ml but Prega News can detect the levels at about 20 MIU/ml. Hence giving some time and testing again after 4-5 days would be recommended. The test results are also more accurate when tested with the first urine of the morning – given the concentration of hCG is high during the time.
How To Read Prega News Test Results?
Prega News is a fairly easy way to know whether a baby is being formed inside of you. The best way not to get incorrect results is to follow the instructions carefully. Reading the Prega News results is also easy –
- A single pink line indicates you are not pregnant
- Two pink lines indicate a positive pregnancy
- Differently colored lines, a darker and a lighter indicate that the test might not have been taken correctly. You may take the test again after 4-5 days
If the test is positive, you are most certainly pregnant, provided the kit is not expired. In such a scenario, fix your first antenatal appointment with a chosen gynecologist immediately.
If your test is negative but you do feel pregnancy symptoms, do check again after a few days or get yourself checked at a hospital.
Sometimes the result can be affected due to the intake of certain medications – do check the leaflet with the Prega News pack that lists the medications affecting the test’s outcome.
How Much Does Prega News Cost?
Prega News has been priced Rs. 50, and also comes in pack sizes of 3 and 5. It is a highly cost effective pregnancy test and is available at most chemists across the country. You do not need a doctor’s prescription to buy one.
What Other Pregnancy Tests Are Available In The Market?
Other common pregnancy tests like Velocit, I-Can, Clearblue, Acutest, and Pregcolor are also available in the market that work on detecting the levels of hCG in the urine.