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What should I avoid while using pregnancy testing kits?

A home-use pregnancy testing kit involves the collection of a urine sample to detect the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone that is secreted only if the woman is pregnant. However, if you drink too much of any fluid before conducting this test, the presence of HCG might not be reflected in the urine sample. Avoid excessive fluid intake while using a test kit.

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