What are Clearblue Triple Check tests?
The Clearblue Triple Check Pregnancy Test kit contains 2 visual tests and 1 digital test to triple check your results. Each test is over 99% accurate from the day you expect your period. The results are clear and simple to understand with 2 lines if you’re pregnant and 1 if you’re not pregnant on the Clearblue Early Detection Pregnancy test and clear digital results on the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test.
When should you take a pregnancy test?
You should take a pregnancy test from the first day of your missed period as this is when pregnancy tests results are the most reliable, although some tests can be used as early as 4-5 days before your period is due. If you have regular periods, you are likely to know when your next period is due. If you’re not sure when to expect your next period, it is recommended that you take a test at least 21 days after you last had unprotected sex.
Why would you need more than one type of pregnancy test?
Although home pregnancy tests are highly accurate, it can be advisable to use more than one to confirm your results, so you are sure that you are or are not pregnant. Clearblue can show if you are pregnant up to 5 days before your missed period, but some people choose to test earlier than the 5-day window and then confirm their results on the first day of their expected period. This just gives you a little added confidence to your results. Also, if you aren’t confident that you’ve read the manual test properly, the digital test included in this kit can clearly confirm if you are pregnant or not, which can give you peace of mind that you’ve read the test correctly.
How does the Clearblue test work?
Clearblue, like all pregnancy tests, measures the amount of the hormone hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotrophin). This hormone starts to be produced around 6 days after fertilisation and Clearblue can detect tiny amounts hCG in your urine. This pack contains 2 visual tests that confirm with 1 or 2 lines whether you are pregnant and a digital test which has a digital display that shows in words whether you are pregnant or not.
How to use Clearblue triple check
Always refer to the product leaflet before using the pregnancy test for full instructions and diagrams of how to use the product.
If testing from the day of your expected period, you can test at any time of day. If testing before the day of your expected period, use the first urine of the day. When you are ready to test, unwrap the test stick and remove the cap- use the test stick straight away.
Note: Never hold the stick with the absorbent tip pointing upwards
You can use the pregnancy test in your urine stream by:
- Placing the absorbent tip in your urine stream for 5 seconds
- Take care not to get the rest of the stick wet
- Keep the absorbent tip pointing downward
- Replace the cap and lay the test stick flat
Or collect a sample of your urine in a clean, dry container and:
- Place the absorbent tip in the urine for 20 seconds
- Keep the absorbent tip pointing downwards, replace the cap and lay the test stick flat
The Smart Countdown will show on the display so you know the test is working and each segment will appear in a sequence to show the test is progressing.
Early detection test
You will know if the urine has been absorbed as the absorbent tip will turn pink. A line in the control window may start to appear quickly but you must wait 3 minutes to before reading the result. If you don’t see a blue line in the control window the test has not worked.
How early can I use this pregnancy test?
You can use the test up to 6 days before your missed period, which is 5 days before the first day of your period. If you test before your period and get a ‘Not Pregnant’ result, there is still a chance you may be pregnant. The chart below shows the efficacy of the pregnancy test according to how early you take it.
Number of days before expected period
% of samples from pregnant women giving a pregnant result
How to read the results
Once the Smart Countdown is complete it will disappear from the display and your result will be shown. This will take a maximum of 3 minutes but some results can take as little as 1 minute.
Early detection test
If you are pregnant a blue like will appear in the result window. If you are not pregnant, no blue like will appear. Read your result within 10 minutes of doing a test. Any changes to the result after this time should be disregarded.
What to do with your results
So now you have your results, what is the best thing to do next.
If your result says that you are pregnant, see your GP and they will be able to advise you on what steps you should take next.
If you receive a ‘Not Pregnant’ result, you may not be pregnant. However, it may be the case that the level of the hCG hormone is not yet high enough to be detected or you may have miscalculated the first day of your period. If you tested early, test again when your period is expected. If your period is overdue, test again in 3 days’ time. If you have received a ‘Not Pregnant’ result and you still haven’t received your period, see your doctor.
If you have previously tested pregnant and have received a different result when you’ve tested again or your period has started, this can be due to natural loss during the early stages of pregnancy. If you do get unexpected results, speak to your doctor.
No colour change or blue line
If (on the Early Detection Test) the colour change tip did not turn completely pink, you may not have applied enough urine, but if the blue line has appeared in the control window within 10 minutes of taking the test, this means the test has worked. If no blue like appears in the control window within 10 minutes it means the test has not worked. This may be because:
- The colour change tip was not kept pointing downwards or the test stick was not laid flat after urine was applied
- Too much or too little urine was used
How accurate are Clearblue pregnancy tests?
Clearblue tests are over 99% accuracy when used from the day of your expected period but there are a few medical factors that can affect your results.
Medications and conditions
Always read the leaflet for any medication you are taking before conducting a test.
- Medications that contain hCG can affect the result
- Ectopic pregnancy and recent pregnancies (even if not carried to full term) can cause misleading results
- If you are in or approaching the menopause, you may obtain a false pregnant result.
- The test should not be affected by hormone therapies containing Clomiphene citrate, painkillers, alcohol, antibiotics or the contraceptive pill.
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