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PHARMA Southern Africa

BABYCHECK-1® WB

BABYCHECK-1® WB

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

BABYCHECK-1® WB by PHARMA Southern Africa is a self-diagnostic rapid test for the determination of the hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in whole blood sample for the diagnosis of pregnancy. While pregnancy can be detected in urine about 1 week after a missed period, whole blood testing can detect pregnancy as early as a few days after impregnation. 

Pregnancy whole blood tests are also known to be more accurate than urine tests. This is the reason why whole blood/serum pregnancy tests are widely used in laboratories/hospitals. In addition, the volume of ingested liquids which may affect the urine test results (dilution of hCG) will not affect a whole blood test.

The test accuracy is indeed very important as a pregnancy necessarily implies precautions as well as a change in lifestyle such as stopping smoking and drinking alcohol, reducing or even eliminating medications as well as certain foods. BABYCHECK-1® WB is a rapid qualitative test for the detection of the hCG in whole blood. In only 5 minutes, it is possible to detect an hCG concentration of 25 IU/L.

WHEN SHOULD THE TEST BE PERFORMED?

You can use the BABYCHECK-1® WB (pregnancy test) at any time of day or night.
BABYCHECK-1® WB can detect pregnancy earlier than a classical urine test because the hCG hormone produced in the placenta is first released in the blood flow and then into the urine. 

Therefore, there is no more limitation to collect the morning first urine in order to increase the probability of an early pregnancy detection.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO IF THE RESULT IS POSITIVE?

If the result is positive, you should consult your healthcare practitioner and/or gynecologist to discuss your pregnancy and next steps. Early prenatal care is important for a safe follow up of pregnancy.

INCLUDED IN KIT

A sealed aluminum pouch containing:

  • 1 test device, 1 plastic pipette and 1 desiccant bag
  • 1 sterile lancet for blood sampling
  • 1 dropper bottle containing 1 mL of diluent
  • 1 instruction leaflet
  • 1 alcohol pad

HOW TO USE

Testing procedure always starts with a good preparation. Place the content of the box on a clean, dry and flat surface (e.g. table). Then the testing follows:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly. Use soap and warm water. Dry your hand with clean towel.
  2. Prepare the test device and the pipette. Take them out from the protective pouch (tear at the notch) and place them in the reach of your hands (you will need them later). Discard the desiccant bag.
  3. Prepare the lancet. Hold the lancet without touching the trigger button. Unlock the lancet cap twisting it off 1⁄4 turn until you feel it separates from the lancet and then continue twisting it (2-3 rotations). Don’t pull just twist and discard the cap when finished.
  4. Clean the end of the middle finger or ring finger with the alcohol swab. Rub the chosen finger towards the tip for 10 to 15 seconds to enhance the blood flow.
  5. Press platform firmly against the lateral side of the previously cleaned finger, and press the release trigger button.
  6. The tip will automatically retract into the body of the device.
  7. Rub the finger’s end to obtain enough whole blood sample.
  8. Without pressing the bulb, put in contact the plastic pipette with the blood sample. The blood migrates into the pipette through capillarity to the line indicated on the pipette. You may rub again your finger to obtain more blood if the line is not reached. As far as possible, avoid air bubbles.
  9. Put the blood collected with the pipette into the sample well of the device, by pressing on the pipette bulb.
  10. Wait 30-40 sec for the blood being totally absorbed into the sample well. Unscrew the blue cap of the diluent dropper bottle (leave the white cap tightly screwed) and add the diluent as follows: Hold the diluent dropper bottle vertically and slowly add exactly 4 drops in the sample well of the device with an interval of 2-3 seconds between each drop.
  11. Read the result within 5 minutes to 10 minutes. Do not interpret after 10 minutes.

Click here to view the patient information leaflet. 

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