In case you’re attempting to get pregnant, the best time to take a pregnancy test is multi week after you’ve missed your period. Why? Since this is actually the most ideal approach to forestall a bogus negative outcome (a negative test in somebody who’s really pregnant) result.
Home pregnancy tests can be utilized as right on time as the main day after your first missed period in quite a while with ordinary/unsurprising month to month menses. On the off chance that you have sporadic periods, you can direct a test 14 days after intercourse, since you likely can’t pinpoint your specific time of ovulation.
Pregnancy tests distinguish a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is delivered in early pregnancy. The creation of this hormone starts gradually and increments as the pregnancy develops. Standard pee pregnancy tests will recognize the HCG level when it arrives at 20-50 milliunits/milliliters.
In the event that you step through an exam too early (before you’ve missed your period), the degrees of HCG may not be sufficiently high to distinguish a pregnancy and it could cause a negative outcome, despite the fact that you’re really pregnant.
I encourage my patients to hold up at any rate one day after you miss your period. On the off chance that you hold up multi week after a missed period, the possibility of a bogus negative is exceptionally low on the off chance that you have a typical month to month menstrual cycle.
Brand name versus conventional pregnancy tests
Home pregnancy tests, both brand name and conventional, are exact at distinguishing the HCG hormone and any positive outcome, even a black out line, can be viewed as positive. HCG is just created by a pregnancy; any positive outcome demonstrates a pregnancy.
You needn’t bother with a serum (blood) pregnancy test to affirm pregnancy. Both pee and blood distinguish HCG, despite the fact that the blood test is increasingly touchy and can recognize HCG levels at a lot of lower levels than a pee test. In specific circumstances, your primary care physician might need to play out a blood HCG test however it’s not regularly expected to affirm a pregnancy.
Albeit most tests publicize 99% precision, the capacity of a specific brand to distinguish HCG at levels under 50 ml may shift. A few brands might be better ready to recognize lower levels of HCG than others. On the off chance that your HCG level is in excess of 50 ml, which is the recognition pace of most tests, even conventional tests will distinguish a pregnancy precisely.
The most effective method to forestall a bogus negative outcome
The main source of a bogus negative test is stepping through the examination too early after you imagine. Likewise, on the off chance that you don’t adhere to the test directions cautiously, it could influence your outcome.
Pee, even in ladies who drink a lot of water, should in any case yield a positive outcome. Be that as it may, pee shouldn’t be weakened with water before stepping through an examination. A decent time to step through the exam is toward the beginning of the day when you first wake up.
In the event that a test is negative in a lady who presumes she’s pregnant or on the off chance that she has sporadic cycles, she should rehash the test in multi week.
Meds and test outcomes
Meds don’t regularly meddle with results, neither causing bogus positive nor bogus negative. Just a medicine containing HCG would influence the outcome.
When to see your primary care physician
Albeit home tests can identify a pregnancy, it gives no data as to suitability. It’s critical to make a meeting with your PCP to affirm your pregnancy and to distinguish a fetal pulse through a ultrasound (for the most part at six to 10 weeks). In the event that you have a positive pregnancy test, your obstetrician can give data about notice indications of an irregular or troubling pregnancy and can prompt you on when to make an arrangement to affirm your pregnancy.