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When will urine pregnancy test be accurate

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: It depends upon how close to the end of your menstrual cycle that it was performed. A blood pregnancy test is more accurate if there are doubts.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed period: If your cycle was regular (28-34 days between the start of one period and the start of the next), the home test should be accurate , but sometimes str ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: If you took the pills regularly, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may wait 4-5 days to to the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instruc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Probably OK: Shelf life of many products is determined by how long they were tested. One month after the expiration the product is still probably ok.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Pregnancy tests will be positive depending on how sensitive they are to the HCG hormone. Implantation occurs seven to nine days after fertilization. H ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Timing of test: Using first morning urine, 3-4 days after a missed period and following the instructions for the test are all important.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Read package insert: The package insert will provide information about how long you may use it after opening. I would not recommend using a kit that was opened months ago. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Of course not: This is a youtube video that claims pregnancy can be ruled in or out by the amount of fizzing when urine is added to bleach. I suspect this was placed ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
If positive: You should do the test after a missed period. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. Howev ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends on test: Each company that makes a urine pregnancy test has a level(sensitivity) at which the test will convert to positive which is not zero so as to avoid fa ... Read More

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