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How acurate is a home pregnancy test?

How acurate is a home pregnancy  test?

Very Accurate: Truth is, many of the over-the-counter pregnancy tests are as good (sensitive and specific) as our urine pregnancy tests in the ER and hospital. No need to get another one at the doctor's office for an uncomplicated pregnancy check. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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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When is a home pregnancy test 100% accurate?

When is a home pregnancy test 100% accurate?

About 6-12 days.: These are usually best when done at or after 6-12 days after fertilization. If done earlier, false negatives may occur, so wait about 2 weeks. The rosette inhibition assay for early pregnancy factor (epf) can be done 48 hours after fertilization, but is costly and long. U/s also done. See your doctor fore more info. ...Read more

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Whats the reason for a negative positive home pregnancy test result?

Whats the reason for  a negative positive home pregnancy test result?

May be too early: If you are pregnant, your HCG level is not yet high enough to the threshold that the home pregnancy test was made to detect. Many times, the HCG levels are not high enough until you have missed your period (meaning you are at least 2-3 weeks pregnant). You can do a blood test or urine test at a doctor's office (which often detects much lower levels) to confirm your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is a home pregnancy test the same as a doctors pregnancy test ?

Is a home pregnancy test the same as a doctors pregnancy test ?

Yes...and no: Docs can provide pregnancy tests that are essentially the same - the urine hCG detection. They can also obtain a serum hCG in the mother's blood, which will pick up a pregnancy much faster due to its high sensitivity. That said, unless you are high-risk, your doc may not be able to justify it to your insurance company. ...Read more

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How accurate is a home pregnancy test after clomid (clomiphene)?

How accurate is a home pregnancy test after clomid (clomiphene)?

Accurate: They are just as accurate in medicated cycles as in natural cycles, the sensitivity always depends on the same thing: not taking the test too early. ...Read more

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How sure is home test pregnancy?

How sure is home test pregnancy?

Very sure: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. The gold standard is of course blood pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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How accurate is a negative home OraQuick hiv test?

How accurate is a negative home OraQuick hiv test?

Very accurate: It is very accurate in the 99% range. If you have had a recentepossible exposure though you need to check it again in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period is a first response at home pregnancy test reliable?

How long after a missed period is a first response at home pregnancy test reliable?

Back to high school: If you were sexual during ovulation and got pregnant then testing starting the morning after the first day of a missed period should be valid. ...Read more

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Took home pregnancy test 5 days after missed period is that a good time to test and get an accurate positive?!?!?!?

Took home pregnancy test 5 days after missed period is that a good time to test and get an accurate positive?!?!?!?

It's reasonable ..: Many pregnancy tests now claim 99% accuracy one day after your missed period but there appears to be more variability in many studies involving these home pregnancy tests, more so in the range of 50-90%. ...Read more

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When after a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

When after a miscarriage will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

A week or two: If you mean how long wil the test remain positive after a miscarriage. This can vary quite a bit but the test response should get weaker and weaker. If it doesn't then you need to be checked as perhaps you did not really miscarry or the miscarriage was incomplete. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage might a home pregnancy test be accurate?

How long after a miscarriage might a home pregnancy test be accurate?

U have to make sure: The preg test after the miscarriage is - , which can take a variable amount of time depending on how high your b-hcg was at the time of the miscarriage. ...Read more

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What causes hCG to not register on a home pregnancy test.. 7-8 weeks since last period. Is it common? Repeat negative home test.

What causes hCG to not register on a home pregnancy test.. 7-8 weeks since last period. Is it common? Repeat negative home test.

Not pregnant: Much more likely that this is a menstrual irregularity rather than a pregnancy. Most pregnancy tests are positive 2 weeks after conception or about 4 weeks after a previous period. ...Read more

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Can a home pregnancy test be positive 3 days after conception?

Can a home pregnancy test be positive 3 days after conception?

No: That would be much too soon, if we define conception as the moment the sperm meets the egg, leading to successful implantation of the embryo in the uterus. The home pregnancy test detects HCG in the urine, which means the HCG is coming from the location of the implanted embryo in the uterus. This means test is positive some time after implantation. ...Read more

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How long is it until a home pregnancy test is accurate?

0: If your cycles are regular, most pregnancy tests will be positive a day or two before you miss your cycle. ...Read more

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How can a home pregnancy test work?

How can  a home pregnancy test work?

Hcg: Home urine pregnancy tests measure levels of the beta subunit of the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone. It becomes present in the body once implantation of a fertilized egg has occurred. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more