Recall of Pregnancy Tests

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has undertaken a review of the home pregnancy test market, resulting in fourteen brands ceasing sale in Australia and spurring the recalls of three more.

A review of the category was prompted when three women used the One Step HCG urine pregnancy test from a family clinic and received negative results; being told they weren’t pregnant when, in fact, they were.

A review of the pregnancy kit found it was not sensitive enough to recognise the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone indicative of a pregnancy. This discovery led to the product’s recall and cancellation, and put in motion a review of all pregnancy kits on sale today, including two types sold on eBay.

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