Are Home Pregnancy Tests Accurate

Most hope pregnancy tests are pretty accurate. It is nearly impossible to get a false positive on a home test. It is much easier to get a false negative (test says no but you are pregnant) because there are many factors that go into getting a positive test.

Home Pregnancy tests measure the hormones in your urine. These levels are highest in the morning, so testing in the morning will reduce the chance of a false negative. The levels also increase rapidly through the first few weeks of pregnancy, so testing too early in a pregnancy could result in a false negative. If you are testing and getting a negative but believe you are pregnant try waiting a few days and testing again, or call your doctor for a blood test.

BethSummerville, South Carolina
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    8Theresa Gould
    Since the nurse at my OB's office told me they took the results of home pregnancy tests, I have used them with no problems.
    About Beth
    Current: Summerville, South Carolina
    Birth: September 18
    On since: Aug 18, 2013
    obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.