pregnancy test

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pregnancy test

[′preg·nən·sē ‚test]
(pathology)
Any biologic or chemical procedure used to diagnose pregnancy.
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Strips of hope: Accuracy of home pregnancy tests and new developments.
A Home pregnancy tests are very popular, not only letting you know immediately if you're pregnant, but they also provide a degree of privacy.
It was such a wild feeling when I found out I was pregnant - I did eight home pregnancy tests just to prove I really was because I wouldn't believe it at first,' added Helen.
The study enrolled a racially diverse group of girls, aged 10-19 years, who reported that they used contraceptives inconsistently and tested negative for pregnancy Among these 340 girls, 94 (28%) reported using a home pregnancy test at least once.
A 35-year-old woman who was using an intrauterine device tested positive on a home pregnancy test.
t([R]) is a leader in the home pregnancy test category and has been proven to be over 99 percent accurate from the day of expected period in laboratory tests at detecting typical hCG hormone levels (which vary by person).
A lateral-flow test is similar to a home pregnancy test, but uses a single drop of blood instead of urine.
The ability of women to confirm their pregnancies in the privacy of their own homes was described as a "private little revolution" 35 years ago, when the early version of the modern home pregnancy test, e.
It means the new device, similar to a home pregnancy test, can indicate which is best therapy.
3 DIANE misses her next period and although a home pregnancy test is negative she is still worried she may be pregnant.
NEW YORK -- While their doctor used to break the news of a "blessed event" to most women, now it is usually delivered by a home pregnancy test kit.