Early Pregnancy Test - Free online pregnancy test and First Response
The easiest way to confirm your pregnancy is to purchase a pregnancy test kit - available from all pharmacies. Alternatively, you could visit your doctor, who will arrange to perform a pregnancy test for you. Pregnancy tests measure a specific pregnancy hormone, secreted only by the placenta (the organ that supports the baby in the womb) and known as human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG). This hormone passes from the placenta into the bloodstream. It then passes through the kidneys and is detectable in urine in early pregnancy. Doing a pregnancy test is straightforward. The precise instructions vary from brand to brand.
Another pregnancy test result is when the woman gets a negative result because the embryo hasn't attached itself yet and the hCG hasn't entered the woman's system. If the test isn't repeated again once the embryo attaches itself to the uterine wall, it may be sometime before the woman learns that she is indeed pregnant. Therefore, it is much better to wait until you have missed your period and for at least a few days after that so that you can get an accurate result. No pregnancy test can detect what is not there and our bodies are not going to make the hormone faster just because technology has advanced so much.
Modern pregnancy tests are very reliable - more than 95% accurate - and easy to use. The best results are obtained from urine obtained as soon as you get up in the morning, as is it in its most concentrated form at this time. Some tests are more sensitive than others and are able to detect very low concentrations of hCG in the urine. These more sensitive tests may give a positive reading even before your period is missed and will provide an accurate result based on any sample of urine, in which case you can take the test at any time of day.
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