Taking a home pregnancy test is a convenient, quick and inexpensive way to find out if you are pregnant. Most home pregnancy tests are very accurate when used correctly. Clear Blue offers a digital home pregnancy test that is extremely easy to use and read. In product studies, this test was proven to be 99 percent accurate when used on the first day of your missed period and 53 percent accurate when used four days before the first day of your missed period.
Be ready to take the test when you first wake up, as the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hGC) is strongest in morning urine. Remove the test stick from the foil wrapper, and take off the blue cap that is covering the absorbent tip. If you are going to urinate into a container, make sure your container is clean and dry.
Taking the Test
There are two ways to take the Clear Blue digital test. First, you can opt to hold the absorbent tip downward into your stream of urine for five seconds. The other option is to urinate into a clean container and hold the absorbent tip downward into the urine collected in the container for 20 seconds. After either option, replace the blue cap and lay the stick down on a flat surface with the test window facing upward.
You must wait one to three minutes for your test results. While you are waiting, you should be able to see a flashing hour glass icon on the test stick. This means that the test is still working to get your results. Once the hourglass stops flashing, your results will appear in the test window as "Pregnant" or "Not Pregnant." If you get a "Not Pregnant" result and your period still doesn't start within one to two weeks, you may want to take the test again or see your doctor for a pregnancy test. If you get a "Pregnant" result, make an appointment with your doctor to confirm the result and to begin prenatal care.