How Accurate And Reliable Are Pregnancy Test Kits?
Your cycle is late, you we purchased a home pregnancy test kit and you be tested positive, meaning you re pregnant. How do these kits work and are they accurate? Well, most of these kits today are very accurate.
They re the same sort of testing that they do at your doctor's office or the laboratories. These tests measure the amount of hormone that is produced by your body and they are in a higher concentration in your blood and then very quickly thereafter in your urine.
This hormone is produced by your body once the fertilized egg implants in the womb. It takes about 13 days for this fertilized egg to implant in the womb. It travels down the Fallopian tube, it implants into the womb and your body starts to produce a hormone, HCG, and this stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
It's picked up in your urine and that then shows on this pregnancy stick how far along you are, and they re 99% accurate. Can you get a false positive? Well the answer to that is, yes you can but it's very rare. Sometimes you re excited, you know, you ve done this test in the morning, and then later in the afternoon, you can't believe it but you try it again and then its negative.
Well, don t be too downhearted. The concentration of HCG in your urine is best done first thing in the morning when its very highly concentrated. You may have been drinking a lot of water during the day, and you ve diluted it and now you we got a negative test.
Try it again the next morning, early in the morning when the urine is concentrated, and I hope this helps and please send us any questions if you have any.