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A 20-year-old female asked:

how accurate is the pregnancy test?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Which one? Brand?: In general, they have to be at least 99% accurate in order to be sold here in the states. On the other hand, any positive test would be inaccurate in me. So be sure to use as directed at least 4 weeks after last menstrual period (better if 1wk after missed period). If you're not convinced, get blood test. In meantime, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/home-pregnancy-tests/pr00100.
Dr. Nurit Winkler
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: A blood pregnancy test is very accurate. A urine pregnancy test less. A urine pregnancy test can show a negative result when you are pregnant and very rarely a positive result when you are not . Also blood and urine tests can be both negative despite a pregnancy if the test is done too early.

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A 46-year-old female asked:

How accurate are online scan pregnancy test?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Urine test is better: Testing one's urine is so simple and so accurate that there is no reason to bother with an online survey. An online test cannot give a definite answer (it has no sample of one's blood or urine), so it can only make a guess (hopefully and educated guess).
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is an expired pregnancy test any less accurate?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : It may still be accurate but can not be reliable.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How accurate is the rexall pregnancy test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
FDA approval: All fda approved tests are generally accurate. Accuracy also depends on following the instructions for the test.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes and you: need to follow the instructions in the kit carefully. A negative test done too early does not exclude pregnancy. For optimal results do the test 4-5 days after a missed period and use first morning urine.
A member asked:

Would a dollar store pregnancy test be accurate?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: They are all about the same and their accuracy is very good.

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