The NG PRECISION+ blood pregnancy test is a rapid home test for the detection of raised levels of human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) from a finger prick blood sample in just 5 minutes.

The pregnancy hormone hCG is first detected in blood

The pregnancy hormone, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), is passed into the bloodstream and throughout the body, including in the urine.  Pregnancy is thus detected by a urine test or a blood test.  Until recently blood pregnancy tests could only be done in a laboratory.  Now with the NG PRECISION+ blood pregnancy test it is available for self-testing at home.

The measurement of hCG in blood allows an earlier detection of a pregnancy than a urine test and is more reliable.  This is because hCG can be detected in blood as early as the 9th day after ovulation if the fertilised egg implants in the uterus.  Because of this, you may get a positive result with the pregnancy blood test before you would with a urine test.

The NG PRECISION+ test allows you to detect a potential pregnancy wherever you are and at any time, day or night without the constraints of a urine test.  Unlike urine pregnancy tests, blood pregnancy tests are unaffected by dilution from drinks or time of the day (hCG levels in urine are higher in the first urine of the morning).

How to obtain the drop of blood to perform the test?

To obtain the drop of blood needed to use the test, start by massaging your finger from its base to its end several times to facilitate the flow of blood.  Disinfect the area with the wipe provided and allow to dry.

Position the grey button on the side edge of the end of your finger then firmly press your finger on the grey button of the test, until it “clicks”.  Squeeze the finger behind the puncture site to form the drop of blood.  If the drop of blood does not completely fill the capillary tube of the test, squeeze your finger again.

Which finger to use?

As a general rule, it is advisable to use the middle or ring finger of the left hand if you are right-handed or the middle or ring finger of the right hand if you are left-handed.  Among those fingers, choose the one that allows you to be the most comfortable during manipulations.  The blood drop must be taken from the lateral edge of the end of your finger (one of the sides).

What factors can affect the results?

  • Certain medications, treatments or conditions can affect the result, such as hCG fertility drugs administered by injection.
  • If you have recently been pregnant, the test may show a residue of hCG in blood.
  • If you are in the menopause or pre-menopause.
  • Sadly, the rate of miscarriage is very high during early pregnancy occurring in around 10% of women under 30 and 50% of women over 45 years old. Due to this high risk of miscarriage during the early stages of pregnancy it is important to appreciate that using a pregnancy test very early on in pregnancy will mean that some women will initially get a positive result which may subsequently become negative when tested later on.

If you get unexpected results, talk to your healthcare provider.