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A 23-year-old female asked:

Are 99 cent store pregnancy tests reliable like a 1st response test?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: The work the same. You can trust the result.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. L: Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully

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