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Will a HPT be accurate 8 days before your period is due?

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2004-06-07 18:59:21
2004-06-07 18:59:21

Probably not...I think I remember reading that one of the earliest tests could be taken 4-5 days before your period was due. Best bet is either wait or get a blood test.

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