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How long before a missed period will a pregnancy test show up?

I have heard that some will show up as soon as 5 days before a missed period. Is this correct?


Asked by mommy11260 at 9:19 AM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • The First Response test is the most accurate before you've missed a period. I got a positive 8 days before once (that was a miscarriage, but the pos. test was real!) With both my living children I've used that test and gotten pos. results as early as 4 days before I missed my period. Good luck!

    Answer by kristal2146 at 12:12 AM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • A blood test can't show 2 weeks before your missed period. You ovulate 2 weeks before your missed period, you wouldn't even be pregnant yet.


    Answer by Gailll at 9:46 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Five days before a mixed period is the soonest, but not the most accurate. You should really wait until after you've missed your period.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:26 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Yes. I agree though that it is best to wait until you actually miss a cycle. Blood tests will typically yield results sooner, but man they are expensive LOL.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:40 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Yes, blood tests come back positive as early as 2 weeks, the pregnancy hormone is detected in the urine as soon as 3.5 weeks.

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 9:21 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • It all depends on where your HCG levels are at. Which is different for each person and each pregnancy. It also all depends on when you conceived.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 9:22 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • With this pregnancy I got a positive on a first response test 4/5 days before I was supposed to start my period.

    Answer by laciD at 9:30 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I got positive's on all of my pregnancies (5 in total-I am on baby #3 right now) around 7 days or less before my missed period.

    Answer by AnasMommy7 at 9:45 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • The earliest I got one was 6 days before mt missed period. My son is sleeping on my lap right now!

    Answer by khedy at 10:25 AM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I just found out and it didn't show up until 2 days after my missed period. I had taken one 2 days before and the day I was supposed to start and it was negative. 2 days later I got a positive!

    Answer by CrazedMomof2 at 11:17 AM on Aug. 31, 2010