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When are home pregnancy tests accurate

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
One week not enough : One week after intercourse is not enough time to tell, see if u skip a period then check.
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: They are usually positive by 10 days after intercourse. They have a low false negative rate. They are much more accurate than they used to be.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very: Currently available otc pregnancy tests are just as reliable as those done in your doctor's office - better than 98 to 99% accurate by 10 days after c ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very accurate: They are very accurate, but no test is perfect. If you are concerned the test is wrong, you can have your dr perform a blood test.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Missed period.: Once you have missed your period.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pretty accurate: Home tests may take a little longer to turn positive (usually up to 2 wks after you're late for your period) than a test at your doctor's office, but ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: You didn't say when in your cycle you had sex. The test may be positive as early as 8-10 days after ovulation. Most of the tests are reliable now esp ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Accurate: If you mean 10 days after a missed period, the tests are accurate, provided you do the test correctly. Use first morning urine and follow the instruct ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Very accurate: If used correctly, and prior to their expiration date home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They will show positive throughout the pregnancy.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
HPT: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. If test is negative & you still don't have your period - consider repeating in one week with a first mor ... Read More

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