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Accuracy Home Pregnancy Tests
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
No: With an irregular cycle it is more difficult to figure out the best time to do the test, but the test itself remains very accurate. ...Read more
Depends: Home pregnancy tests measure the amount of beta human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone in urine. It takes about 1 week after conception for beta HCG to become detectable in the blood and 2 weeks for it to become detectable in urine. If it has not been 2 weeks since your missed period, your home pregnancy test may be falsely negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Many home preg tests typically maintain a 99% accuracy rate or better. But, false negatives could occur if checked too soon (before your missed period). Usually, the more sensitive the test, the earlier you can get an accurate pregnancy result. Experts advise when buying a home preg test, the most sensitive tests currently detect about 15- 25 miu of hcg, which should be pos by missed pd. ...Read more
What home pregnancy tests are the best in your opinion? There are so many options! (from $1 - $15) in order from best to worst please?
No single best: Just as with drugs, cars, clothing, food, etc, there is no single best for everyone. If there were, there'd be no others for competition. But to figure out what's best for you, consider price, effectiveness, tolerability/administration & side effect profile (not applicable here). "best" pregnancy test might not be best for you if you can't afford it. All pregnancy tests have to pass fda standards. ...Read more
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