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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?

 
mommy11260

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

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Answers (11)
  • 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!
    kristal2146

    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.

    Gailll

    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.
    JazzlikeMraz

    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.
    2autisticsmom

    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.
    ladyd6280

    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.
    Raeann11

    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.
    laciD

    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.
    AnasMommy7

    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!
    khedy

    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!
    CrazedMomof2

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