Strips of Hope: Accuracy of Home Pregnancy Tests and New Developments.

  title={Strips of Hope: Accuracy of Home Pregnancy Tests and New Developments.},
  author={C. Gnoth and S. Johnson},
  journal={Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde},
  volume={74 7},
  • C. Gnoth, S. Johnson
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
  • The first home pregnancy test was introduced in 1976. Since then, pregnancy tests have become the most common diagnostic assay used at home. Pregnancy tests use antibodies to detect human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). It is an ideal marker of pregnancy since it rises rapidly and consistently in early pregnancy and can be detected in urine. The most advanced home pregnancy test currently available assesses the level of hCG found in urine and claims to provide women with reliable results within… CONTINUE READING
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