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When can I take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

When can I take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

28 days: Most over the counter pregnancy tests are extremely accurate at time of your missed cycle. Some are more sensitive and able to detect pregnancy about 5 days earlier. If you take an early pregnancy test and it is negative, test again a week later. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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How early can I take a home pregnancy test and get correct results?

How early can I take a home pregnancy test and get correct results?

Wait 3 wk after sex: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test 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. ...Read more

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When can I take a pregnancy test and it still be accurate?

When can I take a pregnancy test and it still be accurate?

Depends: Blood vs urine. Urine tests are accurate 2 weeks after ovulation. Blood tests can be positive 8 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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How early after ovulation can you take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

How early after ovulation can you take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

About 2 weeks: It is best to wait 2 weeks after ovulation to check a pregnancy test, though it is possible it may come out positive a few days before then. ...Read more

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When should you take a pregnancy test for accurate results?

When should you take a pregnancy test for accurate results?

After missed period: Please do the test 4-5 days after a missed period; use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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I feel like i could be pregnant. How early is too early to take a pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

I feel like i could be pregnant. How early is too early to take a pregnancy  test at home and get accurate results?

Pregnancy Testing: True pregnancy is symptom free until the baby is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with the mother's body. This is usually about fourteen days after conception. Once a period is missed then is the right time to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can i drop blood on a urine pregnancy test and still get accurate results? If not, where can I get a blood pregnancy test?

Can i drop blood on a urine pregnancy test and still get accurate results? If not, where can I get a blood pregnancy test?

AT the clinic: At your doctor's office; at the community health center serving your county. At planned parenthood. No. Do not put blood on the urine pregnancy test. Put urine on the urine pregnancy test. But, only after a period has been missed. Not before. ...Read more

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When is the earliest i can do a home pregnant test to get an accurant result

When is the earliest i can do a home pregnant test  to get an accurant result

Patience. Patience.: A urine pregnancy test can be done at a time when the result will be reliably accurate, regardless of whether or not it is positive or negative. One can do the test the week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after having sex. Doing it sooner may give a negative result because the HCG level may not be high enough yet. ...Read more

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How long after having unprotected sex can you take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

How long after having unprotected sex can you take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

Depends on ovulation: For home pregnancy tests you get in the drugstore, you usually must wait until you miss a period to get an accurate result. For a woman with a 28-day cycle, that means not earlier than about 14 days after ovulation. The length of time since ovulation is the key rather than the length of time since intercourse. You could try using an ovulation predictor kit to determine when you've ovulated. ...Read more

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How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

See below: Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test according to instructions. They turn positive at about the time you're 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Can i take a pregnancy test 15 days after sex? Will it be accurate?

Can i take a pregnancy test 15 days after sex? Will it be accurate?

Depends on the test: A blood test will be accurate if you take it 15 days after you have had intercourse. A blood test can even be done sooner. Most over the counter urine tests will detect pregnancy the day after you miss your period. So 15 days after intercourse should be enough time to find out if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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If my period is supposed to start on Saturday and I take a pregnancy test today, can I still get accurate results?

If my period is supposed to start on Saturday and I take a pregnancy test today, can I still get accurate results?

Yes : Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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If you can still be pregnant and have a period, when is the best time to take a pregnancy test? i have two hpt, and im hoping for negative results.

If you can still be pregnant and have a period, when is the best time to take a pregnancy test?  i have two hpt, and im hoping for negative results.

No, not at that time: A woman cannot get her normal regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her normal period. If she has some spotting or light bleeding that doesn't look like her normal regular period, she can check a urine pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) to see if she is pregnant. ...Read more

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Can i take a test 9 day before my periods due and how accurate would it be or whats the earliest i can take a pregnancy test i have 2 children already?

Can i take a test 9 day before my periods due and how accurate would it be or whats the earliest i can take a pregnancy test i have 2 children already?

Waste of time: The urine pregnancy test relies on hormones made by the developing embryo after implantation.Before implantation (days after conception), there is no hormones to test.In the early days after implantation, the level may be too low to turn the test positive.At the point you are late, there might be enough to test positive, but early on this can still be negative. ...Read more

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When can I take a pregnancy test?

When can I take a pregnancy test?

1-2 weeks : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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When is the soonest i could take a hpt and have accurate results ?

When is the soonest i could take a hpt and have accurate results ?

7-10 days: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...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