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A 27-year-old member asked:

What is the rate of accuracy for home pregnancy tests?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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90-95 %: They are quite good. Most false tests are due to human error or doing it too soon. A urine pregnancy test will really only be able to tell you if you are 4 weeks pregnant. They really can't reliably tell you any earlier.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology 31 years experience
Very high: Home pregnancy tests are both very accurate, most likely over 99%.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are at home pregnancy tests ever wrong? What is the accuracy rate?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Quite accurate: If you take a test when you miss your period and it is negative, you may need to repeat in a week or less if the urine HCG level just wasn't high enough to trigger a +.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Can home pregnancy tests have glitches ?

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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Usually accurate: Home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate. If positive, almost 100% correct. They are less accurate when taken very early in the pregnancy or very late when you can get a false negative. Also, make sure the control line appears. See your doctor if you have doubts or if the pregnancy test is positive. Good luck.
WA
A 19-year-old female asked:

What are some easy Home pregnancy tests?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Any of them: There are tons of different brands available at any pharmacy. There are cheap ones and expensive digital ones. For the most part they work the same. Head over the any pharmacy. If you had already missed your period then the less expensive ones are fine. In minutes you will have your answer.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do home pregnancy tests fail?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I suspect that most: Problems are due to user error rather than product failure.

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