How long do you have to wait until after you miss your period to take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result?
If you miss your period there are over the counter (OTC) tests
available that can tell you as early as 1 to 3 days late, these can
get pricey. I don't know how accurate they are but by 1 week late
most OTC tests can pick up the hcg in urine. The best way is to go
to your local health department. They don't charge for urine
testing and it is still confidential. Also, your family doctor can
do urine tests or order a blood test which is the best and most
reliable way of detecting pregnancy.