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Prega News: How should I use Prega News Kit?

Last Updated - Fri, Mar 16 2018

Similar Questions - How to use Prega News Kit, Home Pregnancy Test Kit, How soon can one take a pregnancy test?

Detailed Question:

I had sex last week. We had an unprotected sex and we forgot to use any contraception.

I had a call with a gynecologist and she suggested me to use Prega News for pregnancy detection. I somehow managed to get Prega News but I have a few questions:-

  • How should I use Prega News?
  • Is Prega News considered safe?
  • How accurate is the result from Prega News?
  • How many days does it take to confirm pregnancy?
Thanks, I look forward to your answers. This is slightly urgent and I hope you will be able to help me quickly.

Category: Gynaecology


Dr. Garima Sawhney

M.S.- Obstetrics &Gynaecology
Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College & Hospital, Pune

Thanks for asking your question about Prega News Kit. Let me break the answer for you.

Prega News
 is a home pregnancy test kit developed by Mankind Pharmaceuticals used to confirm pregnancy from home.

How does Prega News work?
It works by detecting the pregnancy hormone called hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin), which could be present in urine or blood of pregnant women. It can detect up to 20 MIU/ml. Lower the value, higher the sensitivity of a pregnancy test. However, please note that a pregnancy can also happen at 5 MIU/ml as well.

How to use Prega News?
You need to use the dropper provided in the kit to collect urine. Pour 3 drops of urine on the test card and wait for 5 minutes. It is recommended to use the first urine of the day because it gives better results.

How soon can you take a pregnancy test?

The timing of pregnancy test depends on the sensitivity of hCG by a test. Generally, a pregnancy test can give 95% accurate result 7 days after missing a period. But if you have PCOS or irregular periods, the result might not be accurate. It is suggested to go for a more conclusive test such as BetaHCG to be sure. Please make sure to check the expiry of a pregnancy test.

What is the accuracy of Prega News?
The overall accuracy of Prega News is around 95-98%. You can do BetaHCG if you want to be sure. Please note that the accuracy increases if the first urine is used.

How to read the results of Prega News?
  • 1 pink line indicates a Negative Pregnancy
  • 2 pink lines indicate a Positive Pregnancy
  • Different coloured lines (one dark and one light) indicate incorrectly done test
Please consult a gynecologist if you have a positive pregnancy

Q-1 Prega News shows negative result but still periods not coming
You must talk to a gynecologist or do a more conclusive test such as beta-HCG to be sure. Delayed periods and a negative pregnancy test can happen due to other reasons as well.

Q-2 What is the difference between Prega News and Prega News Advance?
The entire process to confirm pregnancy is exactly same. It is just that Prega News will give the result in 5 minutes while Prega News Advance can give the result as quick as 3 minutes. It also has a higher hCG sensitivity.

Q-3 What is the difference between Prega News and Ican?
  • Cost -> Ican - Rs. 50, Prega News - Rs 60
  • Manufacturer -> Ican - Piramal Enterprises, Prega News - Mankind
  • Time taken for result -> Ican - 2 to 3 minutes, Prega News - 5 minutes

Dr. Garima Sawhney

M.S.- Obstetrics &Gynaecology
Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College & Hospital, Pune

Dr. Garima Sawhney is a Gynecologist in Gurgaon. Her expertise and utmost care and compassion for her patients makes her one of the most sought-after Gynecologists.

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