Pregnancy Test ELISA Random Urine is used to detect pregnancy, the method used to detect the pregnancy is ELISA or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. This test works by measuring the amount of HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) in the urine sample.
What are HCG and ELISA?
HCG( Human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone produced by the placenta after the implantation of the embryo. The HCG hormone stimulates the secretion of progesterone and estrogen which support the placenta for maintaining the pregnancy. The increased levels of HCG in a woman is a sign of pregnancy. The HCG Levels increase during the first 8-10 weeks of pregnancy and decline gradually until delivery.
ELISA is the type of laboratory testing procedure used to detect pregnancy. This type of testing procedure can also be used to measure, detect or identify various other diseases or conditions. ELISA procedure uses specialized enzymes which upon binding to the HCG in the urine produces a result. The test results depend upon the concentration of HCG present in the urine.
Why is this test done?
This test is used to detect as the HCG levels which usually increase during pregnancy and the presence of HCG in urine is considered as a positive sign for pregnancy. The pregnancy testing kit is used to confirm pregnancy if an individual is expecting pregnancy or has missed their period
Follow all the instructions by the physician carefully.
Read all the labeled instructions carefully if you are taking this test at home to avoid false positive or false negative results.
Report the use of any of the medicines to your doctor as some the medicines like diuretics, promethazine, anticonvulsants may interfere with the tests to cause false positive or false negative results.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Pregnancy Test Elisa Random Urine. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Pregnancy Test Elisa Random Urine.
No specific preparation is necessary for this test.
The test results may be different depending on age, health conditions, and other factors. The test results are useful in confirming pregnancy. Positive results indicate that an individual is pregnant and the negative results indicate that an individual is not pregnant.
Based on the test results, your doctor may advise you appropriate medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests, etc.
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