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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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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 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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How accurate are early ultrasounds?

How accurate are early ultrasounds?

The most accurate: The earlier you get your first ultrasound, the more accurate is the estimate of your due date and the age of the pregnancy. During the first trimester, the dates are within about a week of the actual conception date. Later in the second trimester, you can be at least 2 weeks off. If you were to present for your first sono in the third trimester there can be 3 or more weeks of uncertainty of dates. ...Read more

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How accurate are at home pregnancy test?

How accurate are at home pregnancy  test?

Pregnancy Tests: Very accurate. But, you have to do them at a time that they will work. That means after you have missed a period and when you had a sexual encounter during your fertile days of the menstrual cycle. ...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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How accurate are rexall pregnancy tests?

How accurate are rexall pregnancy tests?

Accurate: Urine pregnancy tests bought from a drugstore in the U.S. Are quite accurate. They give a reliable result, if done correctly, about a week after missing a period (or 3 weeks after sex). If a woman wants to be extra certain, she can buy 2 different brands of tests and see if they give the same result. ...Read more

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What weeks are pregnancy tests most accurate after conception?

What weeks are pregnancy tests most accurate after conception?

3 weeks after sex: A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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How accurate are ovulation tests usually?

How accurate are ovulation tests usually?

It varies: Ovulation prediction kits are one predictor of ovulation. Others are menstrual cycle length, pain at ovulation, vaginal and cervical fluids. Ultrasound is a great way of detecting ovulation. If everything looks good, ovulation has probably occurred, but the only real test is whether you get pregnant. ...Read more

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How long after sex are home pregnancy tests most accurate?

How long after sex are home pregnancy tests most accurate?

Pregnancy: You didn't say when in your cycle you had sex. The test may be positive as early as 8-10 days after ovulation. Most of the tests are reliable now especially if done around the time you should get your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How accurate are early sonograms to date a pregnancy?

How accurate are early sonograms to date a pregnancy?

Ultrasound dating: All due dates are estimates and OB providers typically use the due date calculated from the last normal period to determine a woman's due date. An early ultrasound done between 6 and 9 weeks of pregnancy is considered to be accurate to within 5 days of a due date. If this ultrasound differs by more than 5 days from the period due date then the ultrasound due date is used. ...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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When are blood pregnancy tests definitely accurate?

When are blood pregnancy tests definitely accurate?

Yes: Serum measurement of HCG is very accurate in detecting pregnancy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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 often are home pregnancy tests wrong?

How often are home pregnancy tests wrong?

A lot.: They are wrong a lot. Many false negative occur if they are used during the first 2-3 weeks of pregnancy. A positive, however, is positive and indicates pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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