The Pharmavital Pregnancy test is a pregnancy test which you can easily carry out yourself. With an accuracy of more than 99 % as from the first day of the missed expected period the Pharmavital pregnancy test detects an increased hCG level of 10 mlE/ml. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that is produced by the developing placenta shortly after the conception and secreted in the urine. The pregnancy test contains antibodies which specifically react with this hormone. The urine test sample flows through the absorbent area of the reaction pen and migrates along the pen membrane. In the absorbent area, dyeconjugated anti-hCG antibody binds to hCG molecules in the specimen forming a coloured antibody-antigen complex. Anti-hCG antibody immobilized in the test zone of the membrane captures the complex and a visible coloured line forms, indicating a positive result. In the control zone of the membrane, immobilized reagent capture coloured conjugate regardless of the test sample composition. The resulting visible colour line confirms that the assay is functioning correctly. The Pharmavital pregnancy test reliably detects an increased hCG-level.