Professional Series Early Detection Pregnancy Tests
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I see two bands appear, but one band is much darker than the other, am I pregnant?
A: Yes. This should be interpreted as a positive result
Q: Can the test results change after a certain period of time, say 5 minutes?
A: A positive result will not change after testing regardless of the time frame as the colored bands are actually stained on the test panel. However, in order to prevent any incorrect readings, the test results should never be interpreted after five (5) minutes.
Q: If the test is positive, what should I do?
A: If the test is positive, you should see your physician or healthcare provider as soon as possible. The sooner you see a health professional, the better it is for your health.
Q: If the test is negative, what do I do?
A: A negative result means that no hCG (pregnancy) hormones have been detected and you are probably not pregnant. If your period does not start within a week, you may have miscalculated the day your period was due to start. Repeat the test. If the second test is still negative and you have not menstruated, you should seek professional advice.
Q: I see a very faint line, or what looks like a line in the test window. Am I pregnant?
A: Many women seeking pregnancy want very much to "see a line". What may appear to be a faint line could be a shadow, blotch, or in some cases a rare evaporation mark.
These usually do not appear until well after the recommended development time
for the test has expired (10 minutes or more). These are not a positive result.
A negative test cannot become positive over extended periods of time. If you are pregnant, the test line will be distinct and obvious,
develop in three minutes, and be similar to the control line. If you do see a faint but distinct line (positive result) but are uncertain, repeat the test in 36-48 hours as the test line will darken as greater concentrations of hCG are produced by your body after impregnation.
With the MidStream format, can I collect urine in a cup instead of holding the wick in my urine stream?
A: Yes. Simply immerse the absorbent wick in the sample for at least 10 seconds and then wait three (3) minutes to read the results.
Q: Can I get a false or misleading result?
A: This should not happen if you follow the instructions correctly. The
Aim Brand pregnancy tests incorporate various quality control methods to insure accuracy. However, if the absorbent wick
or test panel becomes wet or otherwise contaminated before testing, the results can be unreliable. Certain rare medical conditions can also cause a false positive. If you repeatedly get suspicious results, you should consult with your healthcare provider.
Q. I have been trying to get pregnant for months and none of the tests work for me. How can I know your tests really work?
A: This is a question often posed out of frustration and disappointment.
hCG tests obviously can't assure or guarantee a positive pregnancy result.
All Aim hCG pregnancy tests
are manufactured under strict quality control measures and incorporate the latest in lateral flow chemical technology
as required for FDA and CLIA certification. The test will indicate a positive result if a pregnancy exists.
Q: I did the test and left in on the sink while I made breakfast. After about 10 minutes I see a line in the test area
Am I Pregnant?
Results should never be interpreted after 5 minutes.
In fact, the generally recommended time for interpretation is at three minutes.
Waiting will not make a negative test positive. The reason is a technical one having to do with the chemical properties of the test. If you are pregnant the test line will appear in 3 minutes.
Q: What about evaporation lines on the test panel and how do I interpret them?
A: This question generally arises with individuals unfamiliar with
lateral flow immunoassay tests. Evaporation lines may form as the sample fluid
dries in the test panel. This happens well beyond the period when time has
expired for correct test interpretation and any such blotches or shadows that
may form are totally irrelevant to test results. A positive test will show a
distinct and clear test line within 3 minutes.