Can Home Pregnancy Test Ever Be Wrong

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Pregnancy tests work by testing for human chorionic gonadotrophin which is only found in the body after pregnancy. A negative result can either mean that you are not pregnant, you took the test too …

Pregnancy tests work by testing for human chorionic gonadotrophin which is only found in the body after pregnancy. A negative result can either mean that you are not pregnant, you took the test too early or you took the test wrong.

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  • 1. Can Home Pregnancy Test Ever Be Wrong? Home pregnancy tests can never be wrong as long as you follow the instructions properly. The tests are 99% accurate
  • 2. HOME PREGNANCY TEST HOME PREGNANCY TEST You may not want to go to a doctor when you are not sure about your pregnancy. A pregnancy test lets you know, one way or the other within few minutes if you are pregnant. It allows you to discover your pregnancy in the privacy of your home and offers enough space for your emotions after discovering the truth. You can buy it without any prescription, read and follow easy instructions. Get answers to common questions about home pregnancy tests.
  • 3. How does a home pregnancy test work? • Home pregnancy test work by measuring the amount of a human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) in the urine. • It is advisable to use your first morning urine as it will contain the highest HCG concentration. This means that even if you are only days pregnant – it should register. • There can be no other reason for HCG to be in your urine to read positive.
  • 4. • Pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg called ‘pre-embryo’ implants itself on the uterine wall, and the body starts producing human chorionic gonadotrophin ( HCG) which only exists in your body when you are pregnant. • HCG level in your urine and blood will increase every day until around 90 days. • All a home pregnancy test does is checking the presence of HCG in urine.
  • 5. How accurate Are Home Pregnancy Tests? • According to statistics, a home pregnancy test is 99% accurate. – But sometimes it may not be accurate if taken too soon after conception. You may get negative results as the pregnancy hormones in your body are still too low to be detected at that particular time. The earlier you test the more uncertain results. This is why early pregnancy tests can get so confusing. • Therefore you may be required to take further tests even though a home pregnancy test is 99% accurate.
  • 6. Pregnancy tests have improved over the past years. Your first morning urine will show the best results because it will have the strongest concentration of HCG even when you are only days pregnant. The Accuracy Of Home Pregnancy Tests Depends Upon: •How soon after pregnancy you take the test. •How closely you follow instructions. •How soon implantation occurs and when you ovulate in your cycle. •The sensitivity of the pregnancy test. •Keep in mind that waiting at least a week after a missed period may give you the most accurate result. •Results may also be more accurate if you do the test first thing in the morning, when your urine is more concentrated.
  • 7. Certain medical conditions can lead to false positive test results Some medical conditions can cause positive results on a home pregnancy test. •Forms of cancer usually found in the uterus can cause an elevation in human chorionic gonadotrophin levels and certain types of breast, ovarian or testicular cancer leading to a false positive result. This is not common though. It is important to follow up with your doctor If you receive a positive result from a home pregnancy test
  • 8. What Are Certain Medications That Can lead to false Results? Certain medications can interfere with test results. •For instance, Women receiving hCG therapy to treat fertility problems should consult their doctor. •Medications like promethazine, used to treat allergies If you’re under any medication, the patient information leaflet that comes with it will tell you whether it affects test results.
  • 9. Evaporation line on a pregnancy test • • Some home pregnancy tests have been described by women as having an evaporation line. They are lines that appear in a pregnancy test after a test has been used and sitting for a while. It is recommended that you only look at the results during a very specific time frame(5 Minutes) so that you do not confuse the appearance of urine evaporation lines with a faintly positive test line. When your urine begins to evaporate, it leaves a faint line in the same location, called an evaporation line. Many women look at their tests and see a negative result. After looking again hours later, there is a second line on the test hours later, it’s an evaporation line, not a pregnancy indicator.
  • 10. When should I take a home pregnancy test? • 12 days after the sexual intercourse that led to the pregnancy or two days before your period is due can be the best time to take a home pregnancy test. • The only problem with home pregnancy tests is that many women test so early. • Before 7 days there isn’t enough human chorionic gonadotrophin in your system for the test to be completely accurate. The HCG hormones are just too low to detect through a urine test. • Before 7 days your body may not have properly implanted yet, hence giving you a false positive if implantation is unsuccessful. • After you conceive, your HCG level will be doubling daily. So if today your levels were at 20, tomorrow they will be at 40, and the day after that they will be at 80. This is why pregnancy tests normally tell you to wait a day or two before retesting. With each passing day, your levels increase dramatically.
  • 11. Test your pregnancy earlier with sensitive pregnancy test strips You can test your pregnancy as early as one week after conceiving or after your first missed period. This allows you to begin your parental care early to ensure the perfect health of your baby. There are various test strips you can use to detect the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). They are the same styles used by doctors. The strips are designed for professional users to test the level of HCG, but they found a place in home pregnancy testing due to their ease of use and low cost. They are extremely sensitive because they can register levels as low as 25 mIU / m.
  • 12. Are there different methods of testing pregnancies? The urine tests are the most common types of home pregnancy testing. There are two methods of testing depending on the model you use. With the majority of home pregnancy tests, you immerse the dipstick in a container of collected urine for five to 10 seconds. A few minutes later, the dipstick reveals the test result. You should read all instructions carefully before you take the test. •One is to pee directly on the stick or dip it in a sample of your urine. •The other is to deposit a sample of your urine in a sample with a dropper. •Others you hold the test stick directly into the stream of urine. •The method does not make a difference to your test results. It is merely a matter of preference.
  • 13. What are the things to consider when taking a home pregnancy test? If you cannot use a morning urine, the urine you use should be in your bladder for at least four hours. You should use a clean, dry container to collect the urine sample. There should be not traces of any previous substance in the container. Read and follow instructions Wait for 5 minutes to read the results Check the expiry date of the home pregnancy test kit. Waiting at least a week after a missed testing Doing it the first thing in the morning when the urine is concentrated
  • 14. It is very important to confirm your pregnancy. You can contact Billiga graviditetstest for cheap pregnancy testing and ovulation tests with a reliability of 99%. Learn more about home pregnancy testing. You can have a blood test to detect HCG because the blood test is more sensitive than the urine test and it can be done in most health care offices. Keep in mind that home pregnancy tests are considered reliable when used according to package instructions one week after a missed period. By following instructions, home pregnancy test can never be wrong.