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  1. What is the best home pregnancy test out there?
    I did one test and it gave me a negative, but im still not convinced. which one is the best?

    • First Response Early Result is the most reliable pregnancy test delivering the earliest possible results. First Response consistently detected 12.5 mIU of hCG (an early pregnancy hormone) in product testing, making it the most likely pregnancy test on the market to detect pregnancy on the first day of a missed period (95% of the time in product testing). Plus, reviews say that First Response even detected hCG levels as low as 6.3 and 6.5 mIU, soon after implantation — even before a missed period. First Response is available in one-, two-, and three-strip kits. Experts say that two-strip kits are best, since most women will want to test twice, waiting a week before the second test.

      Low-sensitivity pregnancy test.
      Reviews say women who are prone to false positives because they have hCG in their systems from a recent birth or miscarriage — or because of certain fertility drugs — may be better off with a less sensitive test. That way, the test will only pick up an increase in hCG associated with a pregnancy, not the low “background” level. Fact Plus Pro detects 100 mIU of hCG. One- and two-strip kits are available.

      Digital home-pregnancy test.
      Digital pregnancy tests aim to eliminate some of the guesswork when trying to interpret the lines of dye that indicate a positive result in regular tests. The Clearblue Easy Digital pregnancy test displays the words “pregnant” or “not pregnant” in a small window. However, we still found complaints that Clearblue was hard to interpret, mostly because dye lines are present on the test strip. Many women report confusion because on other pregnancy tests, two dye lines indicate a positive result. Clearblue advises women to ignore the dye lines. Clearblue detects down to 50 mIU of hCG — somewhere in between First Response and Fact Plus.

  2. The Horizontal Like which makes plus sign is very light on Clear Blue Pregnancy Test? Am I pregnant?
    I was suppose to get my periods on August 9. I am almost 10 days over. I did the Clear Blue Pregnancy Test today and it showed positive, but the horizontal line which makes the plus sign is very light. I was worndering if the test showed me the right answer or not?

    • No matter how faint the line, a line is a line. Your hormone levels are still fairly low, so if you were to retest again in a few days, the line would be darker. Clearblue detects hcg levels of 50+, so even if you were to use a test that detected at 20, such as the Baby Test from Dollar General ($1) you would probably find a stronger +.

      Congratulations!!

  3. what is the best test to use for early pregnancy testing?
    I want to try to test early but I want to make sure that I use the right test.

    • Best home pregnancy testAccording to reviews, First Response Early Result is the most reliable pregnancy test, delivering the earliest possible results. First Response consistently detected 12.5 mIU of hCG (an early pregnancy hormone) in product testing, making it the most likely pregnancy test on the market to detect pregnancy on the first day of a missed period (95% of the time in product testing). Plus, reviews say that First Response even detected hCG levels as low as 6.3 and 6.5 mIU, soon after implantation — even before a missed period. First Response is available in one-, two- and three-strip kits. Experts say that two-strip kits are best, since most women will want to test twice, waiting a week before the second test. (compare prices)
      • Clearblue Easy Digital Pregnancy Test

      Where to buy Digital pregnancy testDigital pregnancy tests aim to eliminate some of the guesswork when trying to interpret the lines of dye that indicate a positive result in regular tests. The Clearblue Easy Digital pregnancy test displays the words “pregnant” or “not pregnant” in a small window. Clearblue detects down to 25 mIU of hCG

  4. What are the chances of false positive(s) on pregnancy tests?
    I’ve gotten a few very light positives. They are pink or blue in color and come up in the time limit, but are very late. My period isn’t even late yet.

    I’m nervous to get excited. Is there any other way to get a positive without being pregnant?

    • The chances of a false negative are MUCH higher than the chances of a false positive.

      Check if you have done any of the things that can contribute to a false positive: “The most common reasons for false-positives in pregnancy test kits like Clearblue are having traces of protein or blood in the urine and use of some prescription drugs, including promethazine that’s used to treat allergy symptoms or diuretics. A damaged or expired kit also can lead to a false-positive, according to the Mayo Clinic. Taking the test within a month of miscarriage also can cause a false-positive because it takes time for hCG levels to reach zero again, advises Fertility Plus.” http://www.livestrong.com/article/74446-clear-blue-pregnancy-test-reliability/

      However, if you followed the directions correctly, are not on prescription drugs known to cause false positives, and have not recently miscarried, then you’re golden. The chance of a false positive also decreases with each additional test you take, so if you took two, it’s unlikely you’d erroneously get a false positive both times.

  5. anyone have a view on the best home pregnancy test on the market?
    i have been using some iffy preggy tests and i wanted to know if anyone would share what they think is the best one, especially for the ones that advertise early detection.

    I have taken 3 and theyre all negative, but my pregnancy symptomis persist. I cant see a doctor right now and was thinking maybe the test I was using wasnt great in picking up low HCG levels. In my previous pregnancy, it took up to 6 weeks for a test to pick it up and the line was still faint.

    Any thoughts???

    PS.. this is not an AM I PREGGY question and serious answers only pls

    • Here is a sensitivity graph of common tests with the minimun hCG needed to test positive.

      Pregnancy Test Sensitivity Chart
      Sensitivities checked with manufacturers in February 2005
      Test Name Lowest hCG detected
      AimStick Pregnancy Test Strip 20 mIU
      AccuHome Midstream Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      Answer Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      Answer Pregnancy Test (Cup) 25 mIU
      Clearblue +/- 25 mIU
      Confirm 1-Step Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      Equate Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      One Step Be Sure Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      Precise Pregnancy Test (doctors office) 25 mIU
      Quickview Pregnancy Test (doctors office) 25 mIU
      Walgreen Digital 25 mIU
      e.p.t. Home Pregnancy Test
      1 line = Not Pregnant 2 lines = Pregnant 40 mIU
      e.p.t. Certainty Digital Test 40 mIU
      Fact Plus Pregnancy Test 40 mIU
      Clearblue Digital 50 mIU
      CVS Cartridge Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      CVS Midstream Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      Dollar Store Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      PROOF POSITIVE! Personal Home Pregnancy Test
      Found at the Dollar Store and 99 Cents Stores 50 mIU
      Drug Emporium Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      e.p.t. + / – Test 50 mIU
      early Pregnancy test 50 mIU
      RiteAid Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      Target Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      WalMart Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      Walgreens Pregnancy Test 100 mIU

  6. How does clear blue digital pregnancy test work exactly?
    I started a new birth control and I had my period the 3rd week into the white pills and the brown were the next pills which was when I was supposed to have a period but obviously didn’t. Well I had unprotcted sex and my boobs ache plus my bowl movement has been out of the ordianry like constipation. I have two kids already so I decided to take a pregnancy test which was accu clear it had a faint faint line then I took two of the clear blue digital and they both said not pregnant but when I opened up the test about 2 min after reading it and the strip had one dark and one faint blue line but a little darker than the other tests. Do they work the same two lines prego and one line not or how do those read. I was thinking it may not me enough hcg level for it to pick up that faint blue line. I read one girl did the same thing and she ended up being pregnant, what should I do? I don’t wnat to go to the docs again last time I miscarried! Are these tests the same as the pea strips?

    • Okay, it’s REALLY confusing with the lines inside the test, considering we’re all trained to look for 2 lines=pregnant! But in the instructions it says to disregard those lines, and it’s for a good reason. A woman will get 2 lines on the test strip for the digital test nearly every time, pregnant or not, because on a normal test one line is just a control line and the other is testing for hcg. This is not the case on this test…NEITHER line is testing for hcg or pregnancy. Although Clearblue themselves have not said this, some women have noticed that the Clearblue digital HPT and OPK have the same test strips and it’s quite possible the line results have something to do with your non-pregnancy-related hormone levels. Here, I’ll send you a link to a site that explains it much better than I could…http://www.peeonastick.com/hpt/digitalsecret.html

      That being said, the Clearblue Digital test is among the most sensitive on the market, and it gave me a positive reading when I only got the FAINTEST line on an early response test. Try another test tomorrow or in a couple days. I hope I helped!

  7. what is the earliest anyone has taken a Home pregnancy test that it came out positive?
    i took an ept last night (5 days before my missed period) it came back negative, could i still be pregnant? was i too early to test? I was 9 DPO. I am due for my period on the 13th of october…any advice or thoughts?

    • I knew I was preg right away and took a home test on day 17 of the cycle because my period is every 22 days. This was the only time I could get a positve result. My doctor got 2 negative urine tests in the days following my day 17 and one negative blood test. I think although I am a 22 dayer that it took into the 4th week before things were finally coming up positive with my dr.! I was able to get positve results using the Below is what my doula told me to do when selecting a pregnancy test. You want one of the tests with the lower numbers. This is the test I used in my 3rd week and the line was faint but it still was there. Answer Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU. You are still early to be testing and the test are just not sensative enough to be picking up your hcg levels. Congratulations!

      Pregnancy Test – Sensitivity Comparison
      Pregnancy Tests and hCG Values
      The pregnancy tests on the market today range widely in their sensitivity in picking up the pregnancy hormone, hCG. In the chart below, the lower the number in the “hCG Detected” column, the earlier you can use the pregnancy tests. As a general rule, hCG levels, if you are pregnant, are between 5 – 50 mIU a week before your period is due. The hCG levels in your system should double every two to three days.
      Please remember that every woman is different and the time it takes for the fertilized egg to implant in your uterus wall can vary. A common misconception is that implantion occurs 7 days after conception, but the research findings showed that first appearance of HCG (implantation) occurred 6-12 days after ovulation, with 84% of the pregnancies implanting on days 8-10 after ovulation. If you don’t get a positive pregnancy test, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are not pregnant. It could be that you ovulated later than you thought (meaning that conception and subsequent hCG production didn’t happen as when you expected) or that, for you, implantation took longer than the average. Your period arriving is a sign that you are not pregnant this cycle, as is a negative blood test from your doctor.

      Is a super sensitive pregnancy test the best to use?
      For most women, the resounding answer would be YES! It allows you to know earlier if your attempts to conceive were sucessful and get medical care as soon as possible. There *is* a down side to extra sensitive pregnancy tests though. 25% of all pregnancies unfortunately end in miscarriage and many of these being very early pregnancies. If you use a very sensitive pregnancy test, where you test before the day your period is due, you could catch an early pregnancy but end up going on to have your period anyway due to a very early miscarriage. Some women will find it very hard to deal with this sort of emotional rollercoaster.

      Pregnancy Test Sensitivity Chart

      Sensitivities checked with manufacturers in February 2005
      Test Name Lowest hCG detected
      AimStick Pregnancy Test Strip 20 mIU Buy Here!
      AccuHome Midstream Pregnancy Test 25 mIU Buy Here!
      Answer Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      Answer Pregnancy Test (Cup) 25 mIU
      Clearblue +/- 25 mIU
      Confirm 1-Step Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      Equate Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      One Step Be Sure Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
      Precise Pregnancy Test (doctors office) 25 mIU
      Quickview Pregnancy Test (doctors office) 25 mIU
      Walgreen Digital 25 mIU
      e.p.t. Home Pregnancy Test
      1 line = Not Pregnant 2 lines = Pregnant 40 mIU
      e.p.t. Certainty Digital Test 40 mIU
      Fact Plus Pregnancy Test 40 mIU
      Clearblue Digital 50 mIU
      CVS Cartridge Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      CVS Midstream Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      Dollar Store Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      PROOF POSITIVE! Personal Home Pregnancy Test
      Found at the Dollar Store and 99 Cents Stores 50 mIU
      Drug Emporium Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      e.p.t. + / – Test 50 mIU
      early Pregnancy test 50 mIU
      RiteAid Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      Target Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      WalMart Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
      Walgreens Pregnancy Test 100 mIU

  8. Is it best to take a pregnancy test in the mornings with your first morning pee?
    I took my second pregnancy test tonight and was neg. Been TTC baby # 2 for over a year. My period was suppose to start on May 5 but now im on CD 42. Can anyone help me out?

    • It may not be just the pee…it may be how sensitive the test is…look at the chart below…maybe you don’t have enough hCG or your test is the Walgreens brand…read the tips and see if tomorrow AM something doesn’t show up….if you are still concerned…call your OB for a blood test!

      Good Luck!
      Sharon
      http://www.InfertilityAnswers.net

      Sensitivity Chart
      Pregnancy Test Brand Sensitivity (or the hCG threshold at which a positive result is indicated). The lower the number, the higher the test sensitivity.
      Early Pregnancy Tests.com
      # 1 Sensitivity 20 mIU/hCG (to purchase click here)
      Answer Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU/hCG
      Confirm 1-Step 25 mIU/hCG
      Equate 25 mIU/hCG
      First Response Early Results Test 25 mIU/hCG
      One Step Be Sure Pregnancy Test 25 mIU/hCG
      Walgreen Digital 25 mIU/hCG
      e.p.t. Home Pregnancy Test 40 mIU/hCG
      e.p.t. Certainty Digital Test 40 mIU/hCG
      Fact Plus Pregnancy Test 40 mIU/hCG
      Clearblue Digital 50 mIU/hCG
      Dollar Store Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU/hCG
      Target Brand 50 mIU/hCG
      WalMart Brand 50 mIU/hCG
      Walgreens 100 mIU/hCG

      When it comes to interpreting the tests, there are a few important keys to increasing accuracy and early-detection. These include:
      1. Use first morning urine. Why? Because FMU will contain the highest amount of hCG. This means you can receive an accurate result sooner!

      2. Hold your urine: If you need to test in the afternoon or evening, don’t flush your body with liquids or urinate before testing. Hold your urine as long as (comfortably) possible. This way the hCG in the urine will not be diluted. This is a good alternative if you want to re-test or if you cannot use FMU.

      3. Adhere to the test reaction time! If you go to Drugstore.com or any product review site, you will find many women complaining about false positive pregnancy tests. Actually, a false positive pregnancy test is quite rare. What may be happening here is that the test user is trying to read the test after the given reaction time specified by the manufacturer. The fact is, every test has a time interval that must be respected, typically between five and ten minutes. Any result determined after the reaction time should be disregarded or considered “invalid”. Why? Two reasons. The first is that a test will become increasingly more sensitive over time and may indicate a very faint test line based on naturally levels of hCG (present in non-pregnant women and even men!). Second, sometimes the chemical composition of urine will cause a ghost line or evaporation line. Typically colorless, an evaporation line will only appear well after the given reaction time of the test. In other words, if you see an evaporation line, you should not be looking at the test anyway! In other words, if you see a ghost line, this is not a false positive, as the test reaction time has passed and the any result should be considered not valid.

      A false negative pregnancy test is typically due to situations where the user is testing to early or there is not enough hCG in the urine sample. To avoid false negative results, observe tips one and two, and follow the testing guidelines of the manufacturer. There may also be instances where hCG levels differ among women. In other words, for women the rate of hCG production is slower, meaning that she may need to wait a few days longer before receiving a positive result. Also, implantation may occur later, which will also result in a bit of a delay in determining a positive result.