What is the Home Urine Pregnancy Test About and How Do You Do It?

What is the Home Urine Pregnancy Test About and How Do You Do It?

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As far as tests go, the home urine pregnancy test is one of the easiest tests that you will ever take! In fact, by the time most women ever see a doctor during their pregnancy, they are already pros at taking a home urine pregnancy test. Want more tips on how to take a home urine test? Keep on reading!

What Is The Home Urine Pregnancy Test?

A home urine pregnancy test is a basic, over the counter test that a woman can use in the privacy of her own home to determine whether or not she is pregnant. While home pregnancy tests are usually pretty simple, it is important to follow the instructions carefully and completely to make sure that you get an accurate result.

Where Can You Get A Home Urine Pregnancy Test?

You can get a home pregnancy test just about anywhere these days! They are available for purchase online, and you can get them at just about any discount, convenience, grocery or drug store. Home pregnancy tests are also very affordable.

They are even available at most $1 stores for, guess, $1! You can get other generic versions at grocery stores for around $3-5, and the more “high-tech,” brand name tests can cost as much as $20. Usually, at home pregnancy tests come in packs of two, three, or even five, because it is very common for women to retest after they take one.

How Do You Take A Home Urine Pregnancy Test?

Taking a home urine pregnancy tests is usually pretty easy. However, you should read all instructions carefully to make sure that you are doing it right. Basically, most home urine tests have you either hold the test stick under your urine stream, or they have you urinate in a cup and then place the test stick into the cup.

Then you wait the allotted amount of time to see what the test results are. Most tests have wait times between 3-5 minutes. Reading the test results too soon can give you inaccurate results, as can waiting too long to read the test results, so make sure you time your test properly.

When Should You Take A Home Urine Pregnancy Test?

You can test as early as two weeks past ovulation. However, the longer you wait to test, the more accurate your results will be. Most pregnancy tests can provide a result that is up to 99% accurate when they are taken on the first day of your missed period.

There are some tests on the market that are “more sensitive,” meaning they can detect hCG (the pregnancy hormone) sooner in your body, which means that you can take them earlier. Most pregnancy tests also advise that you use them first thing in the morning, when the hCG concentration in your body is at it’s highest.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.