home test

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home test

Do-it-yourself testing Lab medicine A diagnostic evaluation using a simple kit or test available 'over-the-counter' in a pharmacy, intended to be self-adminstered. See CLIA.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Q. why these home pregnancy tests sell in market… I checked my hormone to check my pregnancy and it showed positive but on meeting my doctor it turned up to negative……I am depressed and as well angry, as why these home pregnancy tests sell in market…….why can’t they tell the right and how come doctor tell it right?

A. My dear Olivia, I am sorry about you and these home tests which had depressed you…See…….these home pregnancy tests give the results based on the hormone present or absent only and if it is showing present then may be your hormone had rise for some other unknown reason, which these tests at home confirm to your joy…….but provided you buy the one which is famous for its right result. Doctors too check the same hormones but they do not check for your hormone presence but they find the amount presence and also why this amount with other tests and observation, they confirm right.

Q. if I use the home pregnancy tests and they fail to test right then what may be reason? Anyone tell me please that if I use the home pregnancy tests which are of good brand and they fail to test right then what may be reason?

A. there is no 100% accurate for any home test kit, but it is 99,...% sensitive. so if you fail the first test using that HCG test kit, you can just repeat that few days later, and if you still are having a doubt, go see your doctor for the confirmation.

the later you check the pregnancy, the higher the HCG level will be detected, and the result will be 'more' accurate.

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