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Home pregnancy tests are not as effective as blood tests. I am on my fifth pregnancy and have had many occasions where a home test has simply not shown up. Although I have been told this is rare, a blood test is the only way to be certain.

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How is it that i got a positive at home pregnancy test and got a negative blood test?

At home pregnancy tests are not 100% accurate.


Can you get a negative home pregnancy test and a positive blood test?

Yes. The home tests aren't accurate and only the blood test is the accurate one.


Are the doctors urine pregnancy tests more accurate than home pregnancy tests?

No. They are exactly the same.


Can you find out if you pregnant in a week?

No. Blood tests can be considered accurate around 10 days after ovulation and home pregnancy tests can be considered accurate around 14 days after ovulation.


How is pregnancy diagnosed?

While home pregnancy tests are very accurate, they are less accurate than a pregnancy test evaluated by a laboratory.


If you have had a tubal pregnancy will a home pregnancy test be accurate?

Yes a home pregnancy test will be accurate usually. But a blood test is the most accurate way of determing pregnancy.


How do you know you are pregnant in early few days?

There is no real way to know until you get a positive pregnancy test. Blood tests given by dr's are usually accurate 10 to 14 after ovulation and home pregnancy tests and urine tests are usually accurate around 14 to 16 days after ovulation.


You have had 3 positive blood pregnancy tests and one negative home pregnancy test which was taken after the first positive blood test was reported what does this mean?

It means that either the blood tests were wrong or the home pregnancy test was wrong


How can a girl take Pregnancy tests?

you can go to the pharmacy and get a take home test or go to the doctors and aget a blood test, the latter is more accurate


Is a negative blood pregnancy test 49 days after intercourse accurate?

There are two kinds of blood tests for pregnancy tests -- quantitative and qualitative. Assuming you've waited long enough (much less than 49 days), and the test is done properly by the lab, the quantitative test is very accurate. The qualitative blood test is about the same accuracy as urine tests. Even the home urine tests are 97% accurate. So if you took the quantitative blood test you can be very sure it's right. Even with the other tests 97% is pretty accurate. I suspect the error rate in blood labs is greater than that.


If I had 4 positive urine pregnancy tests and I went to the doctor and he couldn't find anything in the sonogram he administered so he had me do a blood test could 4 home pregnancy tests be wrong?

yes the home pregnancy test is wrong because accuracy wise the blood test for pregnancy which more clinics and hospitals use is more accurate than urine test for pregnancy which is the one frequently used in home pregnancy test or the quick kit test for pregnancy.


How long do you have to wait before taking a pregnancy test?

Home pregnancy tests are considered accurate 14 to 16 days after ovulation and a blood test in a Dr's office is accurate 10 to 14 days after ovulation and in some cases sooner.

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