Early Pregnancy Test, 2-pack
Do you need a pregnancy test, but don't want to feel uncomfortable buying one in your local drugstore? At the Tool Shed, we care about your comfort and safety, so we have added pregnancy tests to our wellness section. No shame, no judgement... and none of the gender baggage that often comes along when purchasing these items.
Over 99% accurate six days before your missed period, Stix Pregnancy Tests help you get an answer in one easy step. Created with OBGYNs, this pregnancy test is easy-to-use with simple instructions and clear results.
For best results, take the test at least 6 days before your missed period or 19 days after vaginal intercourse.
Box contains 2 tests, plus easy-to-read instructions.
How do pregnancy tests work?
When you get pregnant, your body starts to produce a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Stix pregnancy tests detect hCG in your urine, determining if you are pregnant or not pregnant. Two lines on the pregnancy test means your urine tested positive for hCG and you are pregnant. Just one line means your urine tested negative for hCG and you are not pregnant.
How accurate are Stix Pregnancy Tests?
Stix can detect hCG at 20mIU/hCG, or about 7 to 10 days after ovulation. For the best results though, we do recommend taking the test at least 6 days before your missed period or 19 days after vaginal intercourse.
If you are pregnant, your levels of hCG increase every single day, so the longer you wait to test, the stronger the results will be. If you were recently pregnant or are taking a drug that contains hCG (such as Pregnyl, Profasi, Pergonal, APL) you can get a false positive result. Alcohol, birth control pills, antibiotics, and painkillers will not affect results.
In general, read the instructions of any drugs you are taking. Some medical conditions, like ovarian cysts, can cause false positives.
How early does Stix detect pregnancy?
Six days before your missed period. Stix pregnancy tests are over 99% accurate and made with early detection technology, meaning they can detect pregnancy as early as six days before your missed period. However, for the most accurate results, take it on the first day of your missed period. If you have irregular periods or don't know when your period will be, test 19 days after vaginal penetration or insemination for best results. Finally, we recommend testing first thing in the morning, before drinking any water, as that is when your urine is most concentrated.
How do I use a Stix Pregnancy Test?
- Remove the purple cap from the test and pee on the absorbent strip of paper for 10 seconds.
- Put the purple cap back on the test.
- Lay the test on a flat, non-absorbent surface with the result window facing up.
- Wait for five minutes.
- Breathe, then read the results.
- One line means you are not pregnant, two lines means you are pregnant.
- Do not read the results after 10 minutes.
Will the pregnancy test work if I'm on birth control?
Yes. Being on birth control (whether it's the pill, and IUD, or any other form) will not affect your pregnancy test results. If you find out you're pregnant and you are on birth control, please contact your health care provider for next steps.