When you get pregnant, your body begins to produce human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone only present during pregnancy. Usually, your body will begin to produce the hormone a week or so after fertilization, when the egg implants on the wall of your uterus. The Clearblue pregnancy tests can detect hCG in your urine and let you know if you are pregnant. The test is usually 99 percent accurate, but you should still follow up with your doctor if you get a positive result.
Take the Digital Test
Remove the cap from the end of the digital testing stick.
Point the stick downward and place the tip under your stream of urine for five seconds. You can also pee into a clean cup and place the tip of the digital test into the cup for 20 seconds.
Look for an hourglass image on the digital readout of the test. This lets you know that the test absorbed enough urine and is currently working. Wait for about three minutes. When the test is complete, it will read “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant,” depending on the result.
Take the +/- Test
Take the cap off the tip of the pregnancy test.
Hold the test so that the tip points down and position the tip under a stream of urine for five seconds. The tip will turn pink so that you know it is working. You can also place the tip in a cup of your urine for five seconds.
Wait at least two minutes. If a blue plus sign appears, you are pregnant. A single horizontal line means the test was negative.