When to Take Pregnancy Test and Pregnancy Test Accuracy
It is recommended to wait a minimum of one week after you have missed a period to take a pregnancy test. The further away you are from a missed period, the higher level of accuracy on pregnancy tests. The fertilized egg has a chance to attach itself to the wall of your uterus, resulting in the production of HCG hormones.
Regardless of the results of your store-bought pregnancy testing kits, we recommend scheduling an appointment at the earliest sign of pregnancy symptoms. If you are using a home pregnancy test kit, we recommend testing in the morning as it is when your urine has a higher degree of concentration. Home pregnancy tests offer a very high percentage of accuracy although medical testing of your blood is even more accurate.
The accuracy of home pregnancy test kits can be affected by a number of factors. Each kit comes with specific instructions and guidelines for best practices for best results. Blood tests provide the best pregnancy test results. Ultimately, most women choose to confirm the results of a home pregnancy test by booking an appointment with one of our OB/GYNs.