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Doctor insights on: Accuracy Pregnancy Tests

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How accurate are clearblue digital pregnancy test with conception calculator?

How accurate are clearblue digital pregnancy test with conception calculator?

Positive test: They are accurate to determine if you are pregnant or not but not very accurate to give you the date of conception. ...Read more

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Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

If the spotting : Occurs while you are actually pregnant - then yes it is ok to take a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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How accurate are pregnancy tests?

How accurate are pregnancy tests?

See below: When performed correctly they are extremely accurate, reliable and valid. ...Read more

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Are ovulation test accurate?

Are ovulation test accurate?

Usually: Ovulation predictor kit tests detect an increase in the level of lutenizing hormone (lh). A surge in lh occurs around 24-36 hours prior to ovulation and is part of the signal to ovulate. A positive test means you will probably ovulate. The kits are accurate >98% in detecting the lh surge. Its rare but possible for your body to send the signal to ovulate without actual ovulation happening. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very: The pregnancy test is very accurate. It measures to 25 miu of b-hcg. In other words it turns positive about a week after conception. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

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. ...Read more

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Are OTC pregnancy tests accurate?

Are OTC pregnancy tests accurate?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests are accurate, reliable and valid. They become positive when you're about 1 week late. If they're negative at that time, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Pregnancy ultrasound dating accuracy?

Pregnancy ultrasound dating accuracy?

Earlier the better: In the first trimester (< 14 wks) it's accurate within days. The later in pregnancy, the more inaccurate it is to date a pregnancy. Roughly, if an ultrasound differs by a week in the first trimester, dates are changed. 2 weeks for second trimester & 3 wks difference in the third trimester to change the due date compared to an lmp due date. Always keep the earliest us edc, it should never change. ...Read more

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Do pregnancy dating scans provide accurate results?

Do pregnancy dating scans provide accurate results?

Yes: Early or 1st trimester ultrasound is generally an accurate way to date pregnancy. However, the further along the pregnancy is, the less accurate the dates. ...Read more

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How accurate are drugstore pregnancy tests?

How accurate are drugstore pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy tests: Over the counter pregnancy tests can pick up a pregnancy less than three weeks from conception. They are very accurate. ...Read more

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When are blood pregnancy tests accurate?

When are blood pregnancy tests accurate?

Pretty quick: The hormone betaHCG is detectable within 5-7 days of implantation. So it can be positve before a missed period. ...Read more

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Are dollar tree pregnancy tests accurate?

Are dollar tree pregnancy tests accurate?

FDA approval: Please look for FDA approval statement on the kit. If the kit is FDA approved, it would be accurate, Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce 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. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

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. ...Read more

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Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Good question!: Took some research. Both hospital and home urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive. Hospital tests are generally considered more reliable but this fact was disputed in an article in the journal of Clinical Chemistry January 2014 http://www.clinchem.org/content/60/4/667.full where false negatives were found in a high number of tests from 5-7 weeks of pregnancy. A blood HCG test is most accurate. ...Read more

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Is 12 weeks hiv Elisa negative test accurate?

Is 12 weeks hiv Elisa negative test accurate?

See below: It is good that it is negative but it is too soon to exclude HIV. Get a HIV nucleic acid test and if that is negative at 6 months after exposure that would essentially exclude HIV. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How accurate are the home pregnancy tests!?

How accurate are the home pregnancy tests!?

Pretty accurate : It's always a good idea to get it confirmed by your doctor but they are pretty similar to the ones we use in our office. That said I am suspicious of some if the really cheap ones out there. ...Read more