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The product name "CICONIA" is derived from the genus name of the European white stork which is well known for its symbolic association with baby births.
The CICONIA “HCG” is a one-step chromatographic immunoassay for the rapid detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. The test utilizes a combination of antibodies including a monoclonal antibody to selectively identify hCG and a polyclonal antibody labeled with colloidal gold. Method of test procedure is very easy and simple compared with RIA, EIA, or HAIR. The results can be determined visually by naked eyes in minutes to indicate a positive or negative result for pregnancy.



Just immerse the Test Strip in a urine specimen.

HIGHLY SENSITIVE (detection range)

hCG 25 IU/L to 1 x 106 IU/L.


No cross reaction with hLH, hFSH, hTSH.


Test can be completed within few minutes.

Test Principle

Urine applied to the Urine Sampling Pad reacts with Antibody­A (Ab-A). If urine contains enough amount of hCG  (Antigen: Ag), ”Ag­Ab·A“ complex is formed. Then, the complex migrates toward the Test Window where Antibody­B  (Ab-B) is impregnated, and the complex is caught by the Ab·B. Excess Ab·A and/or ”Ag­Ab·A“ complex migrate to the Control Window where Anti­mouse IgG is impregnated. They are grasped by Anti­mouse IgG at the Control Window.

As the result, a magenta line appears in the Test Window and the Control Window. If the hCG content in the urine is insufficient and/or is not present, only one magenta line appears in the Control Window, but no apparent line in the Test Window.

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CICONIA"HCG" (Real One Step Pregnancy Test )
Contents Size Ingredients
Test Strip 50 pieces / box ­ Anti­hCG monoclonal antibody (mouse)
­ Anti­hCG polyclonal antibody (mouse) labeled with colloidal gold
­ Anti­mouse IgG polyclonal antibody (goat)

Storage and Shelf-Life

Store at room temperature (2 to 30°C) avoiding direct sunlight.
Expiration date is indicated on the package.

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Test Procedure

  1. ollect a urine sample in a clean cup.
  2. Remove the Test Strip from the aluminum pouch. Do not open the aluminum pouch until just before use.
  3. Immerse the Strip into urine for 3 seconds with the arrow end pointing towards the urine. Do not immerse past the maximum line.

  4. Place the Strip on a flat surface with the windows facing up. Do not place on an absorptive surface such as tissue paper.
  5. Wait for a colored band appears in the Control Window to read the result.

Interpretation of Results

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Performance Characteristics

Sensitivity (Detection range)

hCG (IU/L)  0   25  50  100  500  1x 106
Result  -  +  +  +  +  +


  hLH (IU/L)    1000
Result  -
 hFSH (IU/L)   1000
Result  -
hTSH (mIU/L)  1000
Result  -


The same results were obtained from three assays with the same sample.

Interfering Substances

  1. The following substances did not interfere the expected test results.
    Substances Concentration
     Ascorbic acid
     Salicylic acid
     Albumin (human)
     200 mg/dL
     80 mg/dL
     400 mg/dL
     50 mg/dL
     20 mg/dL
     75 mg/dL
     150 mg/dL
     2 g/dL
     4 g/dL
     5 g/dL
  2. Test results were not interfered by urine samples in the pH range of 4.5 to 9.0.

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Urine specimen

Test procedure


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