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At which stage can you take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

When is the best time?

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Asked by starburst22 at 9:46 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Generally no less then 7 days passed the missed period.

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 9:47 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • some tests are early results. they will say something like test the day after your missed period. ...

    Answer by raineslibramom at 9:50 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • my doctor has a test that he swears he can tell hours after conception

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • admckenzie, are you sure it isn't hours after implantation? Your body doesn't even start producing pregnancy hormones until it implants.
    Regular tests you should wait at least until the first day of your missed period.
    Early tests no sooner than 4 days before your period is due

    Answer by motherofanaries at 9:54 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • I was 2.5 weeks along when my test came back positive.. I knew I was pregnant 1.5 weeks along so the positive test wasn't a suprise

    Answer by alinker at 10:28 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • You can find out like 2 to 3 weeks pregnant. It depends on you and how your body reacts, everyone is different I guess. If you do take a pregnacy test this early the line will be extremely faint but if there is a line there your pregos!

    Answer by bellamommyof4 at 11:13 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • The hormone that the test detects is created once the fertilized egg is implanted. Here is what I found online:

    If a woman is pregnant, the amount of hCG in her system should be around 25 mIU at 10 dpo (days past ovulation), 50 mIU at 12 dpo, 100 mIU at around two weeks dpo. Blood tests can determine pregnancy as low as between 5 to 10 mIU/hCG, though with levels of 5 mIU, a conclusive determination cannot be made without risking a "false positive" (as low levels hCG can be present in the body without pregnancy).

    Drugstore pregnancy tests generally detect pregnancy at 50 mIU - 100 mIU hCG, though you can find early-detection pregnancy tests on the Internet with sensitivity levels as low as 20 mIU. With all diagnostic products, take care to follow the instructions.

    Answer by MotherofIreland at 11:35 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • I found out with both mine before my period was due. 1 day early with my son and 4 days early with this one. I was 10 days past ovulation when I got a positive test this time.

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 1:33 AM on Jul. 13, 2009

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