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Home pregnancy test are notoriously inaccurate. Go to your doctor for a serum hcg test.

Over the counter urine pregnancy tests are actually quite accurate. They are not as accurate as the blood test that physicians can order, but newer urine tests can detect HCG in the urine as early as 8-10 days after conception - usually before the 1st missed period.

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home pregnancy tests claim to be around 99% accurate after a missed period. however, blood tests done at your doctor's office are able to detect levels of HCG much earlier. blood tests are considered around 100% accurate, where as home pregnancy tests are less due to possible errors in timing or errors in performing the test.

The answer preceding this one is accurate in that the blood test may be able to tell you if you are pregnant earlier - we can tell you within 3-5 days if you are pregnant. However, the actual utility of the increase in accuracy is questionable. Most people will not even suspect they are pregnant until they miss a period, by which time an over the counter urine test (which cost about 10 dollars) is just as accurate as a urine or blood test done in a doctor's office (and will cost you over 100 dollars, and possibly up to 500 dollars or more if you go to the Emergency department).

Bottom line: use a urine pregnancy test at home if you have missed your period and think you may be pregnant. If you are pregnant, see your OB/Gyn or Primary care physician for follow up. A blood test is only useful if you are having problems with your pregnancy to help us work out what may be going on.

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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.

Will it be more accuratif you did the pregnancy blood testor you can use the home pregnancy test in your case?

Yes A blood test will likely be more accurate. if you are unsure about a pregnancy see your doctor or a walk in clinic.

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.

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 abdominal cramping sore breasts gas heat flashes nauseated and sleepeness be symptoms of pregnancy?

Yes, can be signs of pregnancy. Take an at home pregnancy test, or see your doctor for a more accurate blood test.

Are you pregnant if home pregnancy test is Negative but blood test is positive?

the blood test is more accurate

If a home pregnancy test came out positive but the doctors came out negative What is it mean?

The home test examies urine... the doctor examines blood. The doctor is way more accurate. The home test can be fooled by something you ate.

Are home pregnancy tests as accurate as blood tests?

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.

Have'NT got period for five months did pregnancy test came back positive doctor says no who is right?

a blood test ordered by your MD is way more accurate than in-home pregnancy tests.

What does it mean when there is a positive sign and a line underneath it on a pregnancy test?

At home pregnancy tests are not 100% accurate and can be very difficult to read for certainty. To be sure one way or the other, I would suggest seeing your doctor who can perform a blood test which is much more accurate.

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 does a women know if she is pregnant?

By doing a home pregnancy test or, more accurate, a blood test.

Is a tender stomach signs of pregnancy?

Can be but going solely on "symptoms" of pregnancy is not a good way to diagnose pregnancy go get an at home test and see what it says or you can go to your doctor for a blood test which is more accurate than the at home tests and can detect pregnancy earlier hope everything works out for you Good Luck and God Bless!!

Are there effective home blood typing kits?

There are a few home blood tests that you can purchase to find out your blood type. However, it may not be as accurate as an official blood test from your doctor. But many people claim that it is approximately 95% accurate!

If you were a month in a half along would a home pregnancy test be able to be negative?

I'm 14 weeks pregnant and my home pregnancy test still come out negative. Due to some woman just are not able to get an accurate result. You're doctor may recommend getting a blood test. Those are usually 100% accurate .

If you went to the doctor and got a positive result but then took a home pregnancy test and got a negative result is it possible to be pregnant?

If the doctor told you that you are pregnant, then you probably are. The doctors do a blood test which is way more accurate then peeing on a stick!

If you have taken a pregnancy test that came back positive and took another brand of pregnancy test and that came up negative could you still be pregnant?

Home pregnancy tests are not always accurate. It is always best to see a doctor for accurate pregnancy results.

Forms of pregnancy testing?

* home pregnancy tests * or the doctor can perform a blood and urine test to check your hCG levels (pregnancy hormone levels)

If a am having symptoms and i took a test but the test came back negative am i pregnant?

Home pregnancy tests may not be 100% accurate. Get a blood test administered by a doctor. You can get one at Planned Parenthood.

What is a method to check whether you are pregnant or not?

A urine home pregnancy test or a urine test at the doctor or a blood test at the doctor.

Can psychics predict pregnancy?

Psychics are the most accurate way do diagnose a pregnancy. Except, you know, a doctor, midwife, or even a $1 at home pee test.

Can pregnancy be detected by a urine sample?

Yes, but this method is not accurate until at least two weeks after conception. Alternative methods are through blood tests, home pregnancy tests (which also uses your urine stream), and a less accurate way would be through symptoms. If pregnancy is not suspected but a doctor does an ultrasound,X-ray, etc, this can detect pregnancy as well but this won't be done to determine pregnancy alone.

Could you be pregnant if you've missed your period for two months but a home pregnancy test was negative?

It is possible to be pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are not 100% accurate. The best way to find out would be to go to the doctor and get a pregnancy test.

How is pregnancy diagnosed?

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

Is a home pregnancy test the same as the one you take at the doctor?

NO! Home pregnancy test can be wrong. Sometimes HCG levels in a woman can be abnormally high causing a false answer. Doctor's test are (I believe) 95-97% accurate. If you want to be…." positive" ;) go to a doctor.