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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?


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2015-07-15 21:25:40
2015-07-15 21:25:40

Home pregnancy tests are quite accurate. If anything, they give false negatives because it might not have picked up enough of the pregnancy hormone but positives are usually accurate. If you want to be absolutely sure, take another test and if that one too says you are pregnant, count on it.

most are 99%


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2011-10-04 20:28:00
2011-10-04 20:28:00

Home pregnancy tests are 99% accurate when taken correctly. It's important to be sure that you are not testing too early and that you use first morning urine. Not following the directions included with the test can cause undesired results.

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

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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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Home pregnancy tests claim to be 99% accurate but early tests are only 40-50 % accurate so wait at least a week before taking the pregnancy test.


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