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Pregnancy Test Sensitivity

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Mammabear31 Fri 15-Apr-16 08:36:50

I'm feeling a bit confused this morning. I thought the higher the u/ml the more sensitive, have recently been using 25 u/ml. However I have read the below on another website and now I'm confused?

The sensitivity of a pregnancy test is described on the packaging as mIU/ml (milli-International Unit per millilitre). Pregnancy tests range in sensitivity from 10mIU/ml to 40 mlU/ml. The lower the number, the more sensitive the test, and the earlier it can detect pregnancy.

Is that correct?? If so I've been doing this all wrong!!

Obliviated Fri 15-Apr-16 08:38:14

The lower the number, the more sensitive the test smile

scoobyloobyloo Fri 15-Apr-16 08:40:32

It refers to the lowest amount of hcg that it will detect in your urine, so as oblivious states - the lower the number, the more sensitive it is.

Mammabear31 Fri 15-Apr-16 08:52:51

Okay feeling really, really stupid now. Thank you all!!

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