Open the sealed pouch and remove the stick. Take off the cap to expose the tip. If using as a midstream test, hold the stick so that it is pointing downwards in your urine stream, for 10 seconds. If using as a dip test, ensure it is dipped in the urine to the depth shown on the diagram, for 20 seconds.
Replace the cap, lay it flat and read the result within 5 minutes. As the test progresses you should see the liquid moving up the test area causing it to go light purple. As the purple fades the control line will appear as a strong line in the round window and the result line if present will appear in the square window.
If two coloured lines appear in both the round and the square window, you are pregnant. One line may appear lighter than the other, but they will both be the same thickness. A faint line is more likely to occur when you are testing early and your hCG levels are low.
If only one coloured line appears in the round window this is a negative result and you are either not pregnant or you may have tested too early. If you are unsure repeat the test in 48 hours with a new test stick.
Read your result within 5 minutes of doing the test. Disregard any changes to the result after this time. Discard the used test with your normal household waste. Put the urine sample (if used) down the toilet.