A new, easy and low-cost way to check pregnancy at home
Scientists have come up with a new method that may put an end to the traditional urine-based pregnancy test, which has been used for a long time.
The £8 ($9.8) SaliStick saliva pregnancy test is expected to be launched in Britain next year, according to the Daily Mail.
Commenting on the invention, Guy Krief, co-founder of Salignostics, said, "The concept is very modern and very different from the current way of doing labor testing."
Kreef added, according to "Sky News Arabia": "The test is very simple, as the woman puts the sponge-tipped stick in her mouth for a few moments, just as you do with a thermometer. Then she transfers it to a plastic tube, where a biochemical reaction takes place, and you get the result in less than from 10 minutes.
According to Crave, a company survey indicated that 70 percent of the participants confirmed their intention to use the new test.
The SaliStick can be used to test pregnancy from the first day of a missed period.
One trial showed the test identified pregnancies with 95 percent accuracy, while it gave a false positive in less than 3 times in 100 trials, making it slightly less accurate than urine-based tests that claim 99 percent accuracy.
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