Q: How do I do a home pregnancy test (HPT)?

A: It is suggested that you use midstream urine. That means you should urinate a little first, and then you either hold the test stick in your urine stream or use a collection cup. If you would like to collect urine in a cup even though you bought a stick test, you need to hold the absorbant tip of the stick in the cup of urine for 5-10 seconds. Alternately, you can follow the directions that come with the test. The best time to test is in the morning when there is more concentrated hCG in your urine.