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With the increase of technology, many women have begun to wonder how early they are able to take a pregnancy test and receive accurate results. When a woman takes a pregnancy test, it is looking for a certain hormone that is present when a woman is pregnant; human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG.
This hormone only begins to develop after the fertilized egg becomes implanted in the uterus or about six days after conception. So, a pregnancy test will not register a pregnancy until at least six days after conception. However, since the hormone doubles every two days when a woman becomes pregnant, a test will be far more accurate if she waits for an additional week.
However, if you are looking to become pregnant, it is a good idea to keep some pregnancy tests on hand before you become pregnant. This way you will be able to use a pregnancy test consistently until you are able to become pregnant.