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pregnancy test

[′preg·nən·sē ‚test]
(pathology)
Any biologic or chemical procedure used to diagnose pregnancy.
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The Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests is chaired by Marie Lyon, whose daughter Sarah was born missing her left arm after Marie took Primodos in 1970 when pregnant.
Pines City Colleges drew flak from activists and lawmakers when documents providing the schedule and fees of the latest round of pregnancy tests were posted on Facebook.
In a report, the FLA called for an end to 'pregnancy discrimination', and urged countries to scrap laws that allow or encourage pregnancy tests and the use of contraception as a condition of employment.
In a home pregnancy test, if a woman has enough of the pregnancy hormone hCG, the test strip will change color to indicate she's pregnant.
The pregnancy test strip was used as a starting point, which relies on antibodies that bind to the pregnancy hormone hCG, resulting in a color change.
The CHM expert working group on hormone pregnancy tests (HPT) said the scientific evidence does "not support a causal association" between the use of HPTs such as Primodos, and birth defects or miscarriage.
The National Clinical Guideline Centre (NICE) suggests the requirement to pregnancy test depends on the risk factors for the woman from the anaesthetic and the procedure being performed.
Like other First Response pregnancy tests, Pregnancy PRO Digital Pregnancy Test & App Access will be able to detect pregnancy as early as six days before the day of the missed period and with better than 99 percent accuracy from the day of the expected period, according to company officials.
The authors conclude that "giving CHWs free pregnancy tests is an effective way to increase distribution of hormonal contraceptives in countries like Madagascar, particularly where health workers are not trained or are hesitant to use the pregnancy checklist." They suggest that "as pregnancy tests--which cost less than 10 cents each--become an increasingly affordable alternative for health-care systems in developing countries, community-based distribution programs should consider using the tests as a low-cost addition to CHWs' services." As a result of this study's findings, the Ministry of Health, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development, is now supporting the distribution of pregnancy test kits country-wide.
The applicant's services are not, of course, a pregnancy test, as that term has a conventional meaning of biologically determining pregnancy.