Pregnancy Test FAQ
1What are the earliest signs that I am pregnant?
missed periods frequent urination Breast tenderness Nausea Morning nausea Fatigue
2How do I test if I am pregnant?
Once you have missed your period due date - usually the first day after your missed period Once you have shown the earliest signs
3What is HCG?
It is a hormone that is discharged during a positive pregnancy A urine test can detect it 12 to 14 days after conception, according to the American Pregnancy Association
4How do the Clinihealth pregnancy tests work?
When you become pregnant the body produces the pregnancy hormone HCG - this increases by two fold every 24 hours in the first weeks. The HCG peaks around 7-12 weeks - Clinihealth pregnancy tests detect micro amounts of HCG and can give a 99% accurate result if used correctly.
5Why Choose Clinihealth Tests?
Reliable and inexpensive Convenient and easy-to-understand directions Clear preparation procedures Simple and safe specimen collection directions Comprehensive package of required materials and components Rapid and accurate test results within 10-20 minutes
6How do I take the test?
The test is highly simple and accurate- results are in minutes- you can use any of our 3 formats - midstream - device or strip format. Taking the test early in the morning is the ideal time as the hormone is usually at its peak time. All that is required is a few drops of urine in the well and results are in minutes. CliniHealth pregnancy tests are used globally and is trusted by millions of consumers.
7How early can pregnancy be detected?
Most doctors recommend that you wait until the 1st day of your missed period before taking a home pregnancy test. This is usually about two weeks after conception.
Drug Test FAQ
1What type of test is right for me?
You need to assess firstly the candidate or patient as well as geographic position - these are not difficult -Generally the 5 or 6 panel tests which test for COCAINE AMPHETAMINE DAGGA/CANNABIS OPIATES (HEROIN) /METAMPHETAMINE (TIK)CRYSTAL METH/BENZODIAZAPENE will cover your most commonly abused drugs. However with the rapid increase of various other drugs on the market CLINIHEALTH DRUG TESTS now offer a 5 / 6 / 10/12/21 panel test COMBINATION- these cover every drug variant that is available including prescription drugs. CliniHealth Offers a device and tamperproof CUP format - the cup is a simplified economical and secure way to test employees and patients create a hyperlink at CUP. WE CAN CUSTOM MAKE ANY VARIANT OF UP TO 21 DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRUG TESTS
2Who needs to purchase a drug test?
Employers involved in Aviation heavy machinery mines - basically 90% of job functions require drug free environments. Drug testing by employers to detect the use of illicit drugs. Screening of athletes and sportsmen to detect any illicit performance enhancing drugs. Testing by police officer, for instance, testing for illicit substances in people who seem to be DUI, Insurance companies doing drug testing before they let an individual purchase a plan. Testing as a result of court order, usually in cases of child custody or after allegations of date rape drug abuse Testing by a health professional to figure out causes of a disease the individual is suffering from Drug test to monitor a person who is abstinent and has joined a support program.
3What is a DRUG TEST?
Urine is the most common sample type used for drug testing by employers. A urinE will show the presence of a drug in the system after the drug effects have worn off; however, the length of time varies by drug. Typical urine drug tests for employment purposes may screen for amphetamines or methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates like oxycodone or heroin.To realize the popularity of the urine tests, consider this fact: 90% of the 55 million drug tests performed last year were urine tests. It’s called the gold standard of the drug-test industry – Because most part of the drug is already metabolized, the urine test, instead of detecting illicit parent drugs, tries to detect the presence of non-psychoactive drug metabolites. For example, marijuana’s primary metabolite is THC-COOH which is fat soluble and can be detected in urine for up to two weeks. Urine drug testing is by far the most flexible and customizable. With hundreds of different combinations of illicit and other commonly abused drugs, order codes and cutoff levels, there’s a urine drug test panel for almost any testing reason.
4What is a SALIVA DRUG TEST?
Saliva testing for drugs is administered to detect the presence of parent drugs. It’s less invasive than the urine test and less expensive than the blood test, however, its accuracy can be questionable in some cases For instance, very little amounts of THC from marijuana or nicotine from tobacco is released into saliva. So, the detection window for most drugs is very small -We offer the saliva test- however we recommend the URINE DRUG TESTS for longer detection of drugs in the system. SALIVA DRUG TESTS may not pick up the Drug even after perhaps a few hours.
5HOW ACCURATE AND RELIABLE ARE CLINIHEALTH DRUG TESTS?
Drug testing kits can provide accurate results if they are done very carefully. However, Drug testing kits, especially cheap ones, have the potential to be misleading or inaccurate considering there are a number of external factors that can affect the test’s results that someone doing the test may not know about. Drug testing can be accurate if done properly. The accuracy depends on how strictly the collection was done, if the collection was done inside the detection window of the drug, and whether it was random drug testing or the subject had prior knowledge of the testing. The results of drug testing depend on how strictly the specimen was collected. For instance, when urine is collected, its temperature should be between 32 -38 degrees. Otherwise, the subject might have contaminated their urine and the results might not be correct. Secondly, it’s important to remember that drugs can have different detection window depending on the test. Specimen collected too soon or too late will not offer accurate results. For example, most drugs can appear in blood stream very quickly but also leave the system shortly after the use. Likewise, oral fluid testing is more accurate during the early moments of drug use. On the other hand, drugs take a while to metabolize and appear in the urine. Randomly choosing subjects and not giving them knowledge of the test in advance doesn’t leave them time to abstain from the drug or use any tricks to beat the test.
6HOW TO USE THE TEST?
CliniHealth Drug tests have been developed in conjunction with leading manufacturers across the globe- Our tests are the most simplified format available and offers a one step process as well as the fastest processing time on results- this is the culmination of decades of research and testing using certified labs and highly qualified research teams The test is a quick process with minimal steps required in order to obtain and accurate result.
7Can CliniHealth do the testing for us?
We cannot directly do the testing - we however are affiliated with 3 qualified OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS holding national qualifications- we also have a partner pathologist if required We hold our collection sites to the highest standards of quality and professionalism. Our Occupational therapists follow Department of Health collector training protocols that include qualification training (e.g., instructional videos online collection training, and tests) as well as “mock” collections designed to ensure proper training. In addition, we validate that sites follow the standard protocols by performing audits on a regular basis If you require the testing to be done by a certified Therapist - please contact us and we will glady assist you - PUT HYPERLINK TO CONTACT PAGE
8HOW LONG DO DRUGS STAY IN YOUR SYSTEM?
Many variables may affect the amount of time that a drug remains detectable in the urine including: a drug's half life users state of hydration and fluid balance frequency of drug usage route of ingestion - eg injection - sniffing etc Below guidelines are available for detection times. Many drugs stay in the system from 2 to 4 days, although chronic use of marijuana can stay in the system for 3 to 4 weeks or even longer after the last use. Drugs with a long half-life, such as diazepam, may also stay in the system for a prolonged period of time. Drugs can be detected in hair samples Drugs with a long half-life, such as diazepam, may also stay in the system for a prolonged period of time. Drugs can be detected in hair samples up to six months, although urine drug screen tests are used for most workplace drug screens. Examples of drugs that can be detected in hair-testing include alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines.