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Dr. Chevies Newman
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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

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Do early pregnancy tests work?

Do early pregnancy tests work?

Yes they do: Urine pregnancy tests are not quite as sensative as the blood test is but after a certain gestational age accurate as well. ...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 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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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 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 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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How accurate are pregnancy tests taken at night?

How accurate are pregnancy tests taken at night?

Accurate: The time of day that the pregnancy test is taken does not affect the results but you have to be able to see the results. ...Read more

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Taking pregnancy tests, can they always be 100% accurate?

Taking pregnancy tests, can they always be 100% accurate?

100%: Usually yes but sometimes the testing goes wrong. By that I mean the result may be mistakenly listed as NO. In that case, have another test in 4 weeks. If the initial test is OK be happy and enjoy your upcoming baby. ...Read more

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How accurate are pregnancy tests I can buy from the store?

How accurate are pregnancy tests I can buy from the store?

Very: If used properly. The best is a "first voided urine" the best result is taken after sleeping all night and testing the urine (pee) when a woman wakes up. ...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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How accurate are the new clear blue weeks estimator pregnancy tests?

How accurate are the new clear blue weeks estimator pregnancy tests?

Accurate for HCG: Clear plan is a good product for detecting the HCG hormone. These tests do not guarantee anything, however. You need to be seen by a provider and get checked out. ...Read more

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Do you have to take pregnancy tests in the morning for it to be accurate?

Do you have to take pregnancy tests in the morning for it to be accurate?

Concentrated urine: The first morning urine is usually more concentrated and will improve the likelihood of picking up a pregnancy early. ...Read more

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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