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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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Q: Is a home pregnancy test more accurate than a blood test from a doctor?
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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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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