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Doctor insights on: How To Use A Quickvue Pregnancy Test

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Can you use a pregnancy test twice?

Can you use a pregnancy test twice?

No: If you mean to use the same kit twice, that will not give you a reliable result. ...Read more

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Is the morning the best time to use a pregnancy test?

Is the morning the best time to use a pregnancy test?

Follow the kit: The test kit should come with directions for whether that particular kit wants you to use your early morning urine or a subsequent urine. Follow those directions, and good luck! ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy? And when is the earliest time to use a pregnancy test?

What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy? And when is the earliest time to use a pregnancy test?

Back to School?: True early pregnancy is symptom free. Remember health class where you learned that a fetus is not connected physically or chemically to its mother for the first fourteen or so days after conception? Thus any symptoms before the baby is big enough to be sharing a blood supply in the uterus with the mother are not pregnancy. Testing is best done after this fourteen day window and a missed period. ...Read more

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When taking a pregnancy test, should I use my first urine of the day?

When taking a pregnancy test, should I use my first urine of the day?

Yes: Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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Can you use urine that has been sitting for 6 hours at room temperature for a pregnancy test?

Can you use urine that has been sitting for 6 hours at room temperature for a pregnancy test?

Not advised: No, that is not advised as the pregnancy hormone (HCG) being tested will deteriorate over time without refrigeration giving a "false result". ...Read more

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When taking a pregnancy test should you use your first morning urine, or wait until the second one?

When taking a pregnancy test should you use your first morning urine, or wait until the second one?

Shouldn't matter: Today's pregnancy tests are designed to detect very small concentrations of HCG. If pregnant, the test should be positive with both samples. ...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