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Are early response home pregnancy tests accurate 10-14 days after sex? I'm on the pill and my period isn't due until 4 weeks after the sex in question

Are early response home pregnancy tests accurate 10-14 days after sex? I'm on the pill and my period isn't due until 4 weeks after the sex in question

Maybe. Maybe not.: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. It's best to be patient and not test too early. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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How trusting are the early home pregnancy tests? Like First Response (tests 6 days sooner)?

How trusting are the early home pregnancy tests? Like First Response (tests 6 days sooner)?

Home Pregnancy Tests: Home pregnancy tests are very sensitive these days. If you get a positive, it is positive. If you get a negative and you think you are pregnant, repeat the test a week later if still no period. ...Read more

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Can early home pregnancy tests give false negatives if you are late with your period?

Can early home pregnancy tests give false negatives if you are late with your period?

Yes that can happen: It can depend on the concentration of urine and if the test was done properly , a home test should be + at the time of the missed period, if it is _ and u think u are preg then u must have a blood preg test to know for sure. ...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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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

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How accurate are most at-home-pregnancy tests?

How accurate are most at-home-pregnancy tests?

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 more

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

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 +. ...Read more

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