What is the Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test?
The Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test provides you with the opportunity to find out quickly whether you are pregnant. It works the same way as regular pregnancy tests, namely by determining the presence of a pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. Because the test stick has a very low threshold for determining the presence of hCG, the Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test can pick up hCG earlier than other tests. This means this test can be taken as early as eight days before your period is due.
What is it used for?
The Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test is a very reliable means of confirming or excluding pregnancy. The test is based on the detection of hCG, a hormone produced in great amounts in pregnant women.
When to test
With the Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test you don’t have to wait until you have missed your period. You can take the test as early as eight days before you expect to have your period. This means this test can detect pregnancy more than a week earlier than regular pregnancy tests.
How to use the Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test
Just like regular pregnancy tests, the Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test looks for chemical markers associated with pregnancy in the urine. To do so, the test stick should be held in the urine stream according to the instructions on the package leaflet. You can test at any time of the day, although an early morning urine sample is preferable because hCG is at its highest concentration in early-morning urine. If you take the test during the day, refrain from going to the toilet and drink as little as possible for at least two hours prior to testing. This will ensure your urine is concentrated enough to detect the pregnancy hormone.
How to interpret the results of the Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test
The Cyclotest Early Pregnancy Test is very easy to read. There are three types of results:
- Two purple lines appear in the window. This indicates that you are pregnant.
- One purple line in the window means no presence of hCG. You are not pregnant.
- No purple line appears at all. This means the test has not been performed correctly or the test stick is damaged or contaminated. Therefore the test is invalid and should be repeated with a new test stick.
If the test result is negative, you can test again after a few days using the Early Pregnancy Test or wait until your period is actually late before you take a regular pregnancy test. The level of hCG in your urine may not have been high enough to give a positive test result. If you test negative on the second test and your period continues to be late, consult a doctor.