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Can Ovulation Predictor Kits Detect Pregnancy
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
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
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
Yes: One subunit of pregnancy hormone HCG is structurally identical to the hormone that is measured in the ovulation prediction kits (luteinizing hormone) and most home tests don't differentiate between the 2 hormones, so yes, pregnancy can give a false + for ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are not pregnant: I am not sure what you mean by using these acronyms. Opk to a physician is 'ovulation predictor kit". There is nothing in the ovulation prediction process that tests for pregnancy. The home pregnancy test, if done after one misses a period or has a delayed period is a very accurate and valid way to test for pregnancy. If you doubt the hpt and have not had your period then there is blood tests. ...Read more
Pregnancy Testing: Yes. Of course. Especially if you have not missed a period yet. ...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
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