How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

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Reactions Science Videos | May 7, 2019

There are many ways to find out if you’re pregnant. One is to wait and see. For those of us who are a little less patient, there’s the take-home chemistry kit known as a pregnancy test. But how do a little strip of paper and a few drops of urine tell you whether or not you’ve got a bun in the oven?


Compound Interest: How do pregnancy tests work?

New discoveries on the biology and detection of human chorionic gonadotropin

Detection of Early Pregnancy Forms of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin by Home Pregnancy Test Devices

The Long Gestation of the Modern Home Pregnancy Test

Home and Point of Care Pregnancy Tests

The hCG assay or pregnancy test

Lateral flow tests

Strips of Hope: Accuracy of Home Pregnancy Tests and New Developments

CHIME proteins

Home and Point of Care Pregnancy Tests A Review 3


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