home pregnancy tests

Laurie Davison ldavison at pop.uky.edu
Thu Dec 5 14:54:40 EST 1996


jimt12 at aol.com wrote:
>My name is Leticia. I am a senior at Alabama A&M University working on my
>senior chemical research project.  I am trying to determine the chemistry
>behind home pregnancy tests.  Any information and assistance will be
>greatly appreciated.


Leticia,
   I'm not sure exactly what type of test it is, but it detects a hormone 
called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which is only produced during 
pregnancy. 

Laurie




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