How to use: Remove the e.p.t. test stick from its foil packet just prior to use.

Remove the purple cap to expose the absorbent tip. Hold the test stick by its thumb grip. Point the absorbent tip downward. Place the absorbent tip in the urine flow for just 5 seconds, or dip the absorbent tip into a clean container of urine for just 5 seconds.

Place the test stick of a flat surface with the windows facing up for at least 3 minutes. (If you wish, replace the cap to cover the absorbent tip.) You may notice a light pink color moving across the windows.

Important:  To avoid affecting the test result, wait at least 3 minutes before lifting the stick.

How to Read the Results:

Wait 3 minutes to read the result. A line will appear in the square window showing the test is complete. Be sure to read the result before 20 minutes have passed.

Two distinct parallel lines, one in each window, indicate that you are pregnant The lines can be different shades of pink. Please see your doctor to discuss your pregnancy and the next steps. Early prenatal care is important to ensure the health of you and your baby.

One line in the square window but none in the round window indicates that you are not pregnant. If your period does not start within a week, repeat the test. If you still get a negative result and your period has not started, please see your doctor.

Important:  If no line appears in the square window, the test result is invalid. Do not read the result. Call toll-free number 1-800-378-1783 (1-800-EPT-1STEP).

Questions? Call toll-free 1-800-378-1783

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Questions and Answers about e.p.t.®

When can I use e.p.t?

e.p.t can be used any time of day as soon as you miss your period and any day thereafter.

How does e.p.t work?

e.p.t detects hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin), a hormone present in urine only during pregnancy. e.p.t can detect hCG in your urine as early as the first day your period is late.

What if the lines in the round and square windows are different shades of pink? As long as 2 parallel lines appear, one in each window, the result is positive, even if the two lines are different shades of pink.

What if I think the test result is incorrect? Following the instructions carefully should yield an accurate reading. If you think the result is incorrect, or if it is difficult to detect a line in the round window, repeat test after 2-3 days with a new e.p.t stick.

Are there any factors that can affect the test result? Yes. Certain drugs which contain hCG or are used in combination with hCG (such as Humegon™, Pregnyl, Profasi, Pergonal, APL) and rare medical conditions. If you repeat the test and continue to get an unexpected result, contact your doctor.

Using e.p.t within 8 weeks of giving birth or having a miscarriage may cause a false positive result. The test may detect hCG still in your system from a previous pregnancy. You should ask your doctor for help in interpreting the result of your e.p.t test if you have recently been pregnant.

Please call our toll-free number 1-800-378-1783 with any questions about using e.p.t.

Factors which should not affect the test result include alcohol, analgesics (pain killers), antibiotics, birth control pills or hormone therapies containing clomiphene citrate (Clomid or Serophen).

Store at room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). For in-vitro Diagnostic use. (Not for internal use.) KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.


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