Drugstore pregnancy tests are the best way to get to know whether you are pregnant or not, once you miss your period. But sometimes women are confused as to how to do it. It might look like a stick and might seem pretty worthless, but a drugstore pregnancy test needs to be done with care, to get accurate results.
First you must remove the cap, from the absorbent window. The window is the device, where the test takes place. You pee on the stick, or dip that part in your urine. If you want to make sure, then point the stick into your urine stream for 8-10 seconds to be in the safe side. This way you are sure the results will be correct. If you find this process messy then you can collect your urine in a cup, and dip half of the window into the urine for 10 seconds.
After this you won’t get the results immediately. You will have to wait five minutes for the band to turn a different colour. You can know you aren’t pregnant when only one color band appears on the top Control (C) region. And there will be no apparent band on the Test (T) region. The control line is designed in such a way to validate the test. And that’s why it should be crisp and clear in intensity against the white background.
If you are pregnant, then distinct and consistent color bands appear on the Control (C) and Test (T) regions. Color intensity of the bands varies according to concentration and level of hCG development. The pattern of increasing intensity of the test line is a much better predictor of pregnancy rather than any individual reading.
Once your reading is done, dispose the device because it is potentially infectious.