FDA approved and CE marked HCG Pregnancy test kits, highly sensitive for the confirmation of pregnancy in the very earlier stage.
NOVAtest ® one-step HCG Pregnancy rapid test kits are approved by US.FDA, and with CE mark for self-testing. These kits are a highly sensitive testing kit for the detection of human chorionic gonadotrophin hormone (hCG) in urine or serum specimen, as a rapid test device to confirm pregnancy in the very earlier stage.
With hCG urine test, positive levels (higher than 10 mIU/ml) in the blood can be detected as early as 1 to 2 days after missing a period. The merits of HCG urine pregnancy test kits are: less expensive; can be done at home if only following the testing procedures shown in the instruction leaflet.
NOVAtest ® hCG rapid tests are easy to use and give a visual, qualitative result, and have been inspected by EU notified party and can be sold to self-testing market, so our hCG pregnancy self-testing kit are suitable to be performed in the home with the confidentiality and privacy that one's house can offer.
The hCG level in non-pregnant females is less than 5.0 mIU/ml, which reaches 5-50 mIU/ml three weeks after the last menstrual period, and 2,000mIU/mL a month after conception. The rapid rise of hCG concentration after conception makes it an excellent marker for early confirmation of pregnancy. Following delivery, the hCG normally drops to non-pregnant level within two weeks. Ectopic pregnancies and pregnancies terminating in spontaneous abortion tend to have lower than normal circulating hCG levels, while somewhat higher levels are often seen in multiple pregnancies.
The function of hCG
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is initially secreted by the trophoblastic cells of the placenta shortly after implantation of the fertilized ovum into the uterine wall. This hormone is critical to the viability of the fetus, by preventing the disintegration of the corpus luteum of the ovary and thereby maintaining progesterone production that is critical for a pregnancy in humans; it also affects the immune tolerance of the pregnancy so as the fetus is not rejected by the maternal body.