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Prega News Pregnancy Kit - FAQs, Uses, Instructions and Cost

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Prega News Pregnancy Kit use is done in missed periods or in case of unprotected sex. You need to follow Prega News Pregnancy Kit instructions to utilize it well and get the right results. Cost of Prega News Pregnancy Kit is affordable which makes it easy for the couples to buy it.

Pregnancy test kits, since their introduction have made it easy for women to check whether they are pregnant or not. It doesn't require to pay a visit to the doctor when you use a pregnancy kit at home. But it is natural to have several questions in mind of before taking a test - when is the right time to take urine pregnancy test or how accurate these over the counter kits are?

What is a Prega News Pregnancy Kit?

Prega News Pregnancy Kit is a pregnancy test or urine pregnancy kit (UPT), which is a popular brand in India. Manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Mankind, the kit is the simple test for confirming the pregnancy at home. It is a common test kit that is used all over India. While performing this test, few drops of urine are placed on the pregnancy card to check the pregnancy hormone i.e. human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which helps in detecting and confirming the pregnancy. You can use the kit either at your healthcare provider or get yourself tested at your own place. Pregnancy test kit is one of the most common ways of testing pregnancy after missing the menstrual cycle.

Home pregnancy test kit

Where can I get Prega News Kit?

You can get these test strips at chemists and departmental stores, as it doesn't require any medical prescription for purchasing. You can get two outcomes either pregnant or not pregnant by testing the presence of hCG in the urine.

hCG is released only when the egg is fertilized and implants itself in the uterus. You will have to take a new test in case the test has not been done correctly and does not display any result.

Components of Prega News Pack

One pack of Prega News pack contains:

  • One card or Pregnancy Strip
  • One dropper
  • Silica Granules (strictly meant to avoid moisture in the packing)

How Soon Can I Take A Pregnancy Test?

Some of the pregnancy tests are said to have high sensitivity to hCG and are able to detect pregnancy in 2 to 4 days before the period is due. Until and unless your cycles are irregular, the chances of getting an accurate result after 7 days of missing your periods lie between 95 to 98 percent. It is advised to pick the test, which has a higher sensitivity level to hCG hormone.

Sensitivity and Accuracy of Prega News Kit

Most of the home pregnancy tests detect the hCG level at 20 - 25 mIU/ml, implying the lower the number on the pregnancy test, the higher the sensitivity to hCG thus, chances of accurate results.

Prega News Kit Usage Instructions

It is reported that Prega News Kit is usually accurate and rarely has shown false positive results. But still, there are chances of false positives. To avoid such situations please keep the below pointers in mind while performing the test.

1- Do not Use Expired Kit: The kit would not be working properly or can not be relied upon after the expired date.

2- Put Urine Drops on the circular area: With the help of the dropper, provided in the kit itself, put three drops of urine on the circular area of the pregnancy strip. Circular area is indicated as ‘S’ on the device.

3- Place the pregnancy strip on the Flat Surface: Make sure you keep the card on the flat surface to get the accurate results. Results will take a while to appear so hang in there for a few minutes.

4- Observe the number of Pink lines on the strip: Every pregnancy strip has two lines marked by ‘C’ and ‘T’ regions. ‘C’ is marked for Control Line and ‘T’ is marked for Test line. Study the result if you get pink line in the ‘C’ or control line region. If Control line is blank, it means your test results are invalid and you need to perform a new test.

  • If you are pregnant then two pink lines will appear on the strips (both in C and T region), which indicates the positive result.
  • If you are not pregnant then you can only see one line appearing on the strip (only in the C region) indicating negative result.

Pregnancy test kit

5- Dark and Faint lines: There might be some cases where you will see two lines appearing in different colors i.e. one dark pink (C Region) and one light pink (T region) which implies you need to take the test again. Before taking the test again, wait for at least 2 to 3 days. This is the case where you have lower levels of hCG.

6- Note down the results within 5 minutes: Always check the result within 5 minutes. Results are not valid thereafter.

When is Prega News Kit recommended to use?

Prega News kit can be used if you have missed your menstrual cycle and had unprotected intercourse during the previous weeks. You can take the test without any further delay i.e. up to 20 days after having sex. Ensure that your Prega News Kit hasn't run out of date.

There are women who suffer from nausea, vomits and feel to have pregnancy symptoms without being actually pregnant due to a condition is known as Hypochondria. Don't stress about it and take your time if results are not clear. Try to take the test again with the above instructions again.

How to interpret Prega News Kit results

It is very easy to read the result on your Prega News Kit like if you get a single pink coloured line in the ‘C’ region it means that you are not pregnant while if there are two pink lines, it implies that you are pregnant.

Lines that show different color other than pink where one is darker and the other is light, it shows that the test is inconclusive. In such a case you will have to test again in 4-5 days. If it turns out to be positive then you are definitely pregnant yet make sure that it is not an expired test.

In case you get a negative but still experience the pregnancy symptoms, then the best thing is to test again after 3 to 4 days or head to a hospital. At times, when you are on medications, the results of Prega News can get affected hence it is advisable that you go through the leaflet that comes along the kit pack to know about such medicines.

Cost of Prega News Kit

Prega News is a cost efficient pregnancy test kit that is available for Rs. 50 in the market. You also do not need a doctor’s prescription to get it.

My results are Positive or negative?

You are certainly pregnant if you have checked that your product is not expired and the result is positive. In such case, you should visit your doctor immediately and know what you need to do and care about.

Also, keep in mind that negative results are not reliable. In case if you have nausea or have symptoms of pregnancy then you should take up a thorough check up. There are some medications that can affect the test results like promethazine, tranquilizers, sleeping tablets and medicines required for treating epilepsy or Parkinson's.

If all the instructions are not followed completely, then it may result in an invalid test also where none of the lines appear on the test strip. Such invalid tests need to be done again.

Prega News Kit FAQs

1. Is it necessary to use Prega News Kit in the morning?

These kits are 99% effective and can be taken any time of the day. But it is advised to take first morning urine specimen, as it is the most concentrated urine of the day and have the presence of most pregnancy hormones.

2. What level of hCG does Prega News detect?

Prega News test card is capable of detecting the presence of hCG levels at a minimum of 20mIU/ml.

3. How much time does Prega News Card take to show results?

The Prega News Card takes about 5 minutes to show the result. Please note down the results within 5 minutes. Readings after 5 minutes are not valid.

4. Can Prega News be used anytime in the day?

Prega News can be used at any time of the day yet it is always best to use it in the morning as it is time when you have the most concentrated urine that has the highest levels of hCG hormone.

5. What is the price of Prega News Kit?

Prega News kit costs Rs. 50.

6. Is it necessary to keep Prega News Kit in the refrigerator?

Prega News Kit should be kept from 2.2 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius to ensure its proper functionality. If you live in a very hot place where room temperature rises above 30 degrees then you should keep it in the refrigerator. Otherwise, it is not necessary to keep Prega News or any other pregnancy kits in the refrigerator.

7. Expiry Date of Prega News

Prega News Kit has a shelf life of 2 years, which means once it completes 2 years, the kit cannot be trusted to give 100% accurate results.

8. What happens if I use expired Prega News kit?

If you chose to use an expired pregnancy test, be prepared for the possible false results. Do not jump to the conclusions, as your results may or may not be accurate. If you do use an expired test, it is best to go out and buy a new one (that is 6 months before its expiry date), to double check your results.

9. How many times can we use Prega News Kit?

Just like any other pregnancy kit, Prega News Kit can be used only once and after one use, it should be discarded.

10. Success rate of Prega News kit

Prega News is highly accurate when it is about detecting a pregnancy. In general, all the pregnancy kits are 95% to 98% accurate. If your Prega News kit is not an expired one and you have followed all the given instructions properly, you will get 99% accurate result. 

Hope this article gave you all the necessary information and an idea on the basic know-how of how to use Prega News kit at your home for confirming the pregnancy. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani

About The Author

Gynecologic Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani
Mumbai

Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani is an Infertility Specialist, Gynecologic Surgeon and Obstetrician, located in Mumbai and having an experience of almost a decade. Her alma mater is B J MEDICAL COLLEGE in Pune from where she completed her MBBS and MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2007 and 2009, respectively. In the following year, she pursued her DNB in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine from Krishna IVF Vizag and Nadkarni IVF Centre, Surat in 2013. She is the member of 3 different associations i.e. Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), Indian Medical Association (IMA), and Association of Medical Consultants. Her area of expertise includes Tubectomy/Tubal Ligation, Hysterectomy (Abdominal/Vaginal), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Caesarean Section and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). She is a consultant in Veda Fertility And Urology Care, Mira Road and is a visiting consultant in Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, Mumbai. You can get the contact details of Dr. Sheetal Pandey Tejwani at elawoman.com

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Elisa Perth

I do really like the FAQs section on Prega News Pregnancy Test, it has got relevant questions for the readers.

Oct. 11, 2018, 3:31 p.m. 4.5

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Aastha Pratap

The article is a lot more informative and the author has given a lot of insights for using Prega News Pregnancy test kit.

Oct. 1, 2018, 4:45 p.m. 5.0

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Divya Bhatti

Is there any limit on the number of drops to be put in the circular area of the strip? My result is invalid or inconclusive.

Sept. 30, 2018, 11:37 p.m. 4.5

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Sandhya Joshi

It was one of the most needed articles. I got a false positive pregnancy result just by making mistakes while using them. Hope I do it right this time.

Sept. 14, 2018, 3:12 a.m. 5.0

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Palkin Khurana

I took Prega news pregnancy test twice to ensure my results. One of the results was positive and the other one was negative. What does that mean and what should I conclude from it?

Sept. 12, 2018, 2:59 p.m. 5.0

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Very beautifully described.... Got it what exactly I wanted. Thanks.

Very beautifully described.... Got it what exactly I wanted. Thanks.

Aug. 22, 2018, 10:57 a.m. 5.0

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Kandan Kurian

Praying for the day when I'll be using a prega news kit.

Jan. 24, 2018, 5:24 p.m. 4.5

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