Women need to make smart buying decisions. Learn more about the test before you choose. Continue reading and we’ll answer your question, “How sensitive is the New Choice Pregnancy Test?”
How sensitive is New Choice Pregnancy Test?
Your New Choice Plus One Step Pregnancy Test can reliably detect an HCG level of 25 mIU/mL in your urine. The original, cassette-based New Choice Pregnancy Test has the same level of sensitivity.
Why does sensitivity matter?
If you’re new to the pregnancy testing world, you need two know two terms: Accuracy and sensitivity. These related terms help you understand what to expect from your pregnancy test.
Sensitivity refers to the amount of the HCG pregnancy hormone that’s in your urine. Tests such as the New Choice Pregnancy Test have a sensitivity of 25 mIU/mL. This sensitivity provides for results that are 99% accurate on the first day of your missed period.
If you want to test early, you will lose accuracy because you have a lower HCG level. In fact, based on FDA data, found in document K043443, all tests where the woman has 18.75 mIU/mL or less turn out negative.
In other words, you shouldn’t attempt to test early using the New Choice Pregnancy Test.
How can I test early for pregnancy?
Some tests on the market, such as the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test, are more sensitive to HCG. For example, FRER Digital sensitivity is 10 mIU/mL.
Since they can detect lower levels of the pregnancy hormone, you can get an early result.
Testing early almost always impacts the accuracy of your test. By responding to lower HCG levels, the test increases the chance for a false positive.
Take, for example, a woman who has a normally high HCG level. The high sensitivity of an early result test could easily trigger a positive result in a non-pregnant situation.
How do I find FDA data?
You can access the FDA’s OTC database here:
Learn more about New Choice
Visit SCI International, the manufacturer of New Choice Pregnancy Tests.
Check out the following resources about the New Choice Pregnancy Test published by CPG Health.
- How to Read New Choice Pregnancy Test Result
- Where can I buy the New Choice Plus One Step Pregnancy Test?
- New Choice Plus Pregnancy Test accuracy chart
- Why is my New Choice Plus Pregnancy Test positive after time limit?
- Faint Positive New Choice Pregnancy Test
- What Do I Get with the New Choice Plus One Step Pregnancy Test?
- What is New Choice Pregnancy Test accuracy?