FERTILITY PREGNANCY(hCG) TEST
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced by trophoblastic tissue and it appears around the 8-9th day after ovulation where fertilization has occurred, or around the 4th day after conception. In a 28 day, cycle with ovulation occurring at day 14, hCG can be detected in urine or serum in minute quantities around day 23, or 5 days before the expected menstruation. Its function included facilitation of implantation as well as maintenance and development of the corpus luteum. The hormone concentration doubles approximately every 2 days and peaks between 7-12 weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period with a mean concentration of 50, 000 mIU/ml. Concentrations as high as 100, 000 mIU/ml have been reported in normal pregnancies during the first trimester. In normal subjects, hCG in urine provide an early indication of pregnancy.
One-step hCG Pregnancy Test
The One-step Pregnancy Test is a qualitative colloidal gold/antibody based immunoassay for
rapid detection of human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in urine or serum samples.
The test has a sensitivity of 25mIU/ml, making it an effective aid in the early detection of pregnancy.