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You can be just a day late depending on which test you purchase. If you buy one that advertises that on the box (forgive me I cannot remember the name of the test, but I have used it and got a positive at only one day late)you can use it as soon as you suspect that you may be. Knowing your cycle is crucial for this. Your best bet is to read all the boxes in the store - it will say how soon it can give you an accurate reading and remember you often get more than one test in the box)but if you'd rather not do your research in a drug store, go online and research the names of the ones that do a really early test and then you can just go and quickly pick up the one you want. If there is not enough hormones in your urine to test completely positive you may get either a negative or a mixed response but you would never get a positive unless it was true. False negatives could happen but not false positives. Good luck!

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Q: How far along do you usually have to be for it to show up on a pregnancy test?
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How far along do you have to be in your pregnancy for it to show up on a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test results are very accurate ONE WEEK after you have missed a period, that is about 5-6 weeks into the pregnancy.

How far along in pregnancy should you be to take a test and it show up positive?

About a month, usually you are able to take a test and have it be 99% effective right around when you would have missed your period.

How far along must you be before it will show up on a pregnancy test?

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Why would a home pregnancy test show up invalid?

Usually there is something wrong with the test. It's best to try again with a new test.

Will a home pregnancy test show an ectopic pregnancy?

no, only that there is a pregnancy.

Can a pregnancy test show after 1 week?


Can a urinalysis show pregnancy?

Yes, if a pregnancy test is requested, the laboratory will run a pregnancy test on the urine sample.

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.

Does a pregnancy test show ectopic pregnancy?


Is it possible to have enough hormones to be nauseous but not enough to have a positive pregnancy test?

Most likely not, usually if you have enough HCG to bring on morning sickness, then it would show up on a pregnancy test. ~pawsalmighty

Will an ovulation test show negative if you are pregnant?

Not usually. LH and HCG are similar and can be detected with an ovulation test. In short an ovulation test can be a substitute though not recommended for an early pregnancy test

In your first month of pregnancy does it show on the pregnancy test?

Yes. You can get a positive pregnancy test result roughly 2 weeks after sex

How far along do you have to be for a home and blood pregnancy test to be positive?

store bought pregnancy tests say they show results about 4-5 days before a missed period.

How soon will a pregnancy show up on a pregnancy test?

After your period is due.

Does a pregnancy blood test tell you how far along you are?


7 days after unproctected sex can you take a pregnancy test?

no it takes two weeks for it to show on pregnancy test

Will a pregnancy test show that your pregnancy a week before your period?

No. That strip test becomes positive, usually After 7 days of menses and morning sample is to be used.(As urine is concentrated.) There are other tests witch can tell about pregnancy, a week before menses but are expensive.

Will a pregnancy test show positive if I miscarried?

A pregnancy test can show a positive result if you have miscarried. There is still enough hormone in your body to produce a positive result.

Today you took a pregnancy test it was negative im on day 37 of your cycle im usually 29 day cycle what do you do next can this be an ectopic pregnancy?

If it was an ectopic pregnancy, you would still show positive on a pregnancy test. Do you have any other pregnancy symptoms? I would not consider pregnancy unless you feel you may be pregnant from some other sign.

Can a home pregnancy test detect pregnancy at 5 months along?

Yes, As Long As You Do It Right....!

Can you have a positive pregnancy test but not actually be pregnant?

You may try the pregnancy test again, to ease your mind and just to be sure. But if you got a plus sign on your pregnancy test, chances are that you are pregnant.Not usually, you have to have the hormone in your system for a positive to show up. There are more false negatives than false positives.

If you got pregnant and did not know and took while pregnant will the pregnancy test be negative or positive?

Even if you didn't know you were pregnant but you were at least two weeks along, your pregnancy test will show up positive. But if you were less than two weeks along it will come out negative even if you do end up pregnant.

Can you be to far along for a pregnancy test to come up positive?


How early will a otc pregnancy test show positive?

Usually 14 days post ovulation is a good time to test. Basically the day you expect to get your period is a good day. You will usually have enough hcg in your urine to turn the test positive.

What does it mean when you see a third line show up on your pregnancy test?

You should read your directions in the pregnancy test package.