Best time to take a pregnancy test

Best time to take a pregnancy test

To get the most accurate result you can take a pregnancy test one week after you missed your period. Don't take a pregnancy test too early as it can give you false results.

Right time to take a pregnancy test

What is the right time of the day to take a pregnancy test for getting accurate results?

To get an accurate result take a pregnancy test in the morning. The home pregnancy kits give the result by detecting the presence of a pregnancy hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) in the urine. The urine is more concentrated when you wake up in the morning and the levels of HCG are higher at that time. 

How does a pregnancy test work?

These tests detect the presence of a hormone called HCG in your urine or blood to find out whether you're pregnant or not. HCG is made when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the uterus.

Types of pregnancy test

Pregnancy tests are of two types:

Urine Pregnancy Test

A urine pregnancy test can easily be done at home. They give quick results than blood pregnancy tests. The home pregnancy kits are easily available in the market by which you can get accurate results at your home. You'll definitely get accurate results if you carefully follow the instruction given in the home pregnancy kit. 

Blood Pregnancy Test

A blood pregnancy test is done at a doctor's clinic. A blood test can detect pregnancy about 7-8 days after ovulation. 

Are pregnancy tests accurate?

Urine home pregnancy tests are 99% accurate while blood pregnancy tests are more accurate than this. 

Early symptoms of pregnancy

You can take a home pregnancy test if you're experiencing the following early symptoms of pregnancy:

  • Missed Period
  • Nausea
  • Sore and Tender Breast 
  • Morning Sickness
  • Mild Cramps
  • Light Spotting
  • Frequent Urination

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