HCG Rapid Test Strip (urine/serum)

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Model number; NH-52453

Brand: Niche Healthcare 

The hCG Rapid Test Strip (Urine/Serum) is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative, presumptive detection of human chorionic gonadotropin in human urine or serum specimens. This kit is intended for use as an aid in the early detection of pregnancy.

Description

Catalog No. HCG-2011 Format Strip
Specimen Urine/Serum Certificate CE
Reading Time 3-5 minutes Test/Kit 50
Storage Temperature 4-30°C Shelf Life 2 Years
Sensitivity >99.9% Specificity >99.9%
Accuracy >99.9% Principle Chromatographic Immunoassay

A Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) rapid test strip for urine or serum is a diagnostic device used to detect the presence of hCG hormone in a person’s urine or serum (blood) sample. These tests are commonly used for pregnancy testing in medical settings, clinics, and at-home settings.

hCG is a hormone produced by the placenta shortly after implantation occurs, typically around 6-12 days after fertilization. Its presence in urine or blood serves as an indicator of pregnancy. hCG tests are typically performed using urine samples collected in a cup or directly applied to the test strip, or using a small blood sample collected via finger prick or venipuncture.

The test strip contains antibodies that specifically bind to hCG if it is present in the sample. When hCG binds to the antibodies, it triggers a reaction that produces a visible line on the test strip. The appearance of this line indicates a positive result, suggesting pregnancy, while the absence of a line indicates a negative result.

These rapid test strips are valued for their simplicity, convenience, and quick results, often providing results within minutes. However, as with any diagnostic test, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to ensure accurate results. False positives or false negatives can occur due to various factors such as improper sample collection, handling, or testing procedures.

It’s worth noting that while hCG tests are highly accurate in detecting pregnancy when performed correctly, they may not be able to detect pregnancy in its very early stages. Additionally, hCG levels can vary among individuals, so it’s advisable to confirm the results with a healthcare provider for further evaluation and follow-up.

 

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