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How can a home pregnancy test result be interpreted?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Oct 2019
Question: Hello, Can you please help read this home pregnancy test? This is how it has been for 20 minutes since testing. Thank you, Raghav
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Should have a yes or no response, needs to be repeated

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The test normally would state yes (pregnant ) or no (not pregnant) along with the clock symbol that is seen.

This means that this particular test may be defective because there is no response seen in the result window.

The urine stick should be held in the urine stream for approximately 5 seconds or dipped into a cup with urine for the same amount of time. It is only used when the clock symbol is seen.

The yes or no response should be visible within 3 mins, if it has not appeared as yet
She would need to repeat this or an alternative test.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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How can a home pregnancy test result be interpreted?

Brief Answer: Should have a yes or no response, needs to be repeated Detailed Answer: Hi, The test normally would state yes (pregnant ) or no (not pregnant) along with the clock symbol that is seen. This means that this particular test may be defective because there is no response seen in the result window. The urine stick should be held in the urine stream for approximately 5 seconds or dipped into a cup with urine for the same amount of time. It is only used when the clock symbol is seen. The yes or no response should be visible within 3 mins, if it has not appeared as yet She would need to repeat this or an alternative test. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions