Selection Of A Good Test Pack?
Night. I want to ask, is the sensitivity level on a good test pack that range from MIU? Are there any benchmarks for reference when buying a Tespack?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Testpack (TP) is one of the pregnancy test kits that is easy to get, easy to use and shows fast and fairly accurate results in determining a person's pregnancy. But before continuing, we need to convey that positive or negative results in TP, does not necessarily absolutely determine whether you are pregnant or not. TP can show the wrong results regardless of any price, so whether you are pregnant or not can only be ascertained if when an ultrasound examination by a gynecologist, pregnancy bags or fetal heart rate is obtained.
Regarding your question, TP works by detecting the hormone hCG, a hormone that is present and rapidly increases in levels in the body when a woman is having a pregnancy. The way TP works is to try to detect levels of this hormone in the urine. So the positive results on the TP actually show that your urine is positive containing hCG. It's just because hCG is only produced by pregnant women, so it can also be said positive results on the TP indicate that you are pregnant.
Most TP have a threshold of 25mIU. Which means, hCG levels in the urine that have not been that much, will not be detected and displayed negative, when in fact positive. That is why, the best recommended time to do a pregnancy test using TP is a week after late menstruation. Because at that time, hCG levels in the urine should have exceeded 25mIU. So, if you want a TP that can detect it faster, you should look for a lower threshold, like 20mIU / ml or even 10mIU / ml.
But again, this increase does not provide significant information for you. As we said earlier, if you suspect that you are pregnant, regardless of what the TP results are, you still need to check with your obstetrician to confirm the results with an ultrasound examination by a doctor. What is clear whatever TP you use, make sure the expiration date has not passed and make sure you read the guide well. So, hopefully answering your question.