If you suspect that you are pregnant, then a quick way to confirm your pregnancy is by testing your urine. There are many home pregnancy kits available that can be used for this purpose. If you have had unprotected sex or your menstrual period is late, then it is advisable to conduct a urine test for pregnancy.
You may be wondering when is the best time to take urine test for pregnancy. The best time is in the morning hours immediately after you wake up and go to the bathroom for the first time in the day. This is because the urine at that time of the day is concentrated after staying your bladder the whole night. Hence, the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone or the hCG will be detected easily. This hormone is produced by the placenta and is detectable six to ten days after the ovum is fertilized by the sperm. However, you can also take the urine test during the day, but ensure that your consumption of liquids and fluids is restricted a few hours prior to the test.
When using the urine test for pregnancy, allow the urine to flow a little bit then take a sample midway through the flow. You have the option of collecting a small sample in a cup or holding the test stick in the stream of urine. In case you collect the urine in a cup, then the test stick should be dipped into the sample for around five to ten second. The sample of urine should be used for the test within fifteen minutes of collection and no later.
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