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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

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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 conception.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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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.
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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 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
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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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