i-can pregnancy test strips

How does i-can Help?

i-can Pregnancy Test Kit

i-can is a test kit, which helps to detect pregnancy. Every woman is excited to know whether she has conceived or not. This I- can kit will help you to confirm pregnancy. I-can detects pregnancy in five minutes. It confirms pregnancy by detecting the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (pregnancy hormone) in the urine. It gives an accurate estimation of pregnancy. Major benefit of this kit is that it is very simple to use and you do not require any assistance to determine pregnancy by using this kit.

Using i-can

I-can pregnancy kit contains- one single use pregnancy detection strip, which contains 1 test device and 1 disposable dropper. You can perform this test as early as on the 6th day after having unprotected sex. However, in order to obtain best results, you should perform the I-can test on the day of the missed period or later. You should collect your first urine sample to perform this test.

Test Procedure:

i-can test procedure

Read the instructions given on the product leaflet before performing the test so that you will get an idea about test procedure and how to read the test results. I-can pregnancy test method is very convenient method as it detects pregnancy within 5 minutes. You have to perform the pregnancy test in the first few days of the missed period. You need to collect your early morning first urine sample in clean and dry container. On the test strip, there are two markings, one is “C” that is control and “T” means test. Put three drops of your urine on the strip. Wait for 5 minutes to obtain the results. If you find two pink colored lines along 'T' and 'C', it indicates that your pregnancy test is positive. If you see one pink colored line along “C”, it indicates that your pregnancy test is negative. If you do not find any colored line on the strip, it indicates an invalid test. By this method, you can easily detect pregnancy at home within a short time.

Where to drop the urine on the test card to know the result?

I-can is a pregnancy test kit that helps to you to perform pregnancy test at home. It detects the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine. hCG is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy, it is also known as pregnancy hormone. The placenta that connects your baby to your uterine wall produces hCG. The i-can pregnancy kit contains a test device and a dropper. The test device has three markings C-control, T-test and S- sample. It is single use kit.

The steps to do pregnancy test by using 'I-can' pregnancy kit:

methods of using i-can kit

Method I

  1. Collect the morning first urine sample in a clean dry container because it contains highest amount of hCG. Make sure that you collect the mid stream urine sample.
  2. Now, with the help of the dropper place three drops of urine in the small aperture in the kit that this is marked as S.
  3. You should add the next drop of urine when the previous drop is completely absorbed in the kit.
  4. Leave the kit undisturbed for some time and check the results after 1 to 5 minutes. Do not read the results after 10 minutes.

If you do not want to collect your urine sample and wish to urinate on the test device directly, then please follow the second method.

Method II:

  1. Hold the test kit in such a way that the small aperture, which is marked as S, is towards you.
  2. Urinate on the sample region for 5 seconds for accuracy of time you can use a stopwatch.
  3. Check your results after 1 to 5 minutes.

Test results

Positive: If a dark pink or purple colored band appears near the control and test marking then it indicates that you are pregnant.

Negative: If there is no pink color band or a light pink band on the test region, it indicates that you are not pregnant.

If the color band does not appear on both the control and test region, we suggest you to repeat the test by using a new test device.

Tips for best results:

  1. Take the test on the first day of your missed periods. If you take the test before the first day of your miss periods, it may show negative results due to low hCG levels.
  2. Avoid drinking lots of water before taking the test because it dilutes the hCG levels in the urine and may give false negative results.
  3. Avoid touching the absorbent area which is marked as T and C as it contains chemicals that helps to detect hCG.
  4. Do not splash water on the kit before taking the test, make sure to keep it on a dry place.

When should a pregnancy test be performed?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is the pregnancy hormone that is produced by the placenta after the implantation of the embryo in the uterus. It facilitates the production of progesterone during the first trimester, which in turn helps to develop a favorable environment for the growing fetus in the uterus. The pregnancy test measures the amount of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is produced in pregnancy. You can perform the test using i-can as early as 6th day after intercourse. However, the results will be accurate if you perform the test on the missed day of your menses. The results will be more accurate and reliable after one week of missed period because hCG levels increase rapidly during early pregnancy, almost doubling every two to three days. You should perform the test preferably by using the early morning urine sample.

Accuracy of the test

The pregnancy test detects the presence of hCG in urine. The i-can pregnancy test is 99% accurate provided the test is performed properly. The accuracy of the test depends on the following factors:

  • How accurately you follow the instructions
  • How soon you perform the test
  • When you ovulate in your cycle
  • How soon the implantation occurs

If you get a positive result, you should consult the health care provider to confirm pregnancy. The blood test that detects hCG is more accurate and sensitive than the urine test. If you get a negative result, you should repeat the test after one week provided you do not start your menses.

Repeating the test

i-can helps to detect presence of hCG hormone in agglutinating sera reagent strip. If you feel that you did not use the first strip correctly, then you can re-conduct the test with the second strip. Avoid using a single strip twice. If you get faint positive result and you cannot conclude the results, repeat the test after one week. If you get negative result, do not assume that you are not pregnant. Wait for your next menstrual period. If you do not get the menstrual period within one week then repeat the test after one week because hCG levels increase rapidly in your body if you are pregnant.

Precautions to be taken before taking the test

  • Check the expiry date of the test strip before buying.
  • Find out the date to conduct the test.
  • Read all the instructions given along with the test strip carefully and follow them properly to get accurate results.
  • Avoid drinking high amount of fluids before taking the test because this may dilute your urine giving a false-negative result.
  • Use the first morning urine sample to get accurate results.
  • Use a clock to check the time you need to wait to get the results.
  • Use a clean dry container to collect the urine sample.
  • Normally medications such as antibiotics and birth control pills do not affect the results of the test. However, few medications such as Humegon, Novarel Pregnyl, Profasi, and Pergonal may result in false positive results as they contain hCG.

Common mistakes done when testing with i-can

i-can is a home pregnancy test kit. It is a single use kit and you should use it within the expiration date for accurate results.

Common mistakes done while testing with i-can:

  • Keeping the test strip open for a long time before the test: The test strip should be taken out of the cover only before the test. You should open the package 5 minutes before doing the test in order to prevent false results.
  • Improper handling of test device: Avoid touching the membranous strip of the device located near the markings given as C, T and S, because the foreign particles on the hands may interact with the strip and forms indent lines resulting in false results.
  • Too early testing: You should perform the test on or after the first day of missed periods. F you perform the test early then you may get false negative results.
  • Performing the test under breeze of air: The air breeze may quickly dry the sample and may not give accurate test results. So, you should avoid doing the test near an air cooler, table fan, window or under a ceiling fan.
  • Time of conducting pregnancy test: You should do the pregnancy test in the early morning hours because the morning first sample contains high concentration of hCG hormone.
  • Improper sample collection: First morning urine sample should be collected in a neat, clean and dry container to prevent the interaction with test results. A dropper should be used for sampling the urine and ensure proper saturation of the sampling area for most sensitive and accurate results. Avoid over saturating the sampling area on the strip.
  • Delay in observing the results: Reaction time of i- can is 5 minutes. Therefore, you should read the test results within 5 minutes of after placing the urine sample in the vent. Observing the results after 5 minutes would give inaccurate or false positive results.

Other conditions that can give false positive results:

  • Antianxiety, anticonvulsant, promethazine and antiparkinson's medications increase the hCG levels. If you are taking any of these medications then you may have false positive pregnancy test.
  • If your are undergoing fertility treatment then you may have false positive pregnancy test because the medications prescribed to you increases hCG levels.