The Best Time To Take A Pregnancy Test

by GuestPoster on March 13, 2012

Some people get pregnant after only a few tries while others must wait years to finally have a baby. There may be a variety of reasons why some couples luckily hit off easily while others struggle so mightily. However, one thing that all these couples share in common is the great expectation that they feel while awaiting the outcome of a pregnancy test. In most cases, a pregnancy test can be highly accurate, that is, when taken at the right time. Unfortunately, many women test at the wrong time, leading to inaccurate results and bitter disappointment.

One of the most accurate ways to determine if a woman is pregnant is for her to take a blood test. However, this must be done with a doctor but going to a doctor is inconvenient for many couples. That’s why most pregnant women end up taking pregnancy tests at home.

Most home pregnancy tests use urine for traces of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) which indicates that the placenta has begun to develop in pregnant women. HCG can often be confused with other hormones, and this explains why most home pregnancy tests will use what is known as a monoclonal antibody. This raises the chance of there being false positives. Testing for HCG is a great way to check for the first signs of pregnancy.

When the results of these tests are inaccurate, it is usually because the test was not taken in time. In tests that are inaccurate, the result is usually a false negative. This means that the results show that you are not pregnant when in fact you are. It is very rare for a pregnancy test to result in a false positive; this can lead couples into believing that the wife is pregnant when in fact she isn’t (and this can be a difficult scenario for many couples).

The most important way to get the most accurate results from a pregnancy test is to do it at the right time. It is strongly recommended that you wait at least a week or more after you miss your period before performing a test. You will also want to take the test in the morning when the urine is not diluted by water or other liquids. By following these tips, you are much more likely to get an accurate result. Keep in mind that there is always a chance that you could end up with inaccurate results, but when done properly, this would be less likely.

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