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How accurate pregnancy tests are?

When you use a Home Pregnancy Test (HPT), make sure that you follow the instructions carefully otherwise you risk reducing the accuracy. Brands promise an accuracy of 97-99%. Usual HPTs are able to give a response 6 days after the fertilization. If a woman has a positive result, she needs to see her doctor soon. He can confirm a positive HPT result with a blood test and a pelvic exam, because this is the only way to know for sure.

See also:

Pregnancy tests - Explanation

Pregnancy tests - Factors influencing

Pregnancy tests - Types

 

 
   
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