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Ensuring Accurate Pregnancy Test Results

Ensuring Accurate Pregnancy Test Results

For most women, the excitement and curiosity surrounding whether or not they are pregnant is simply too overwhelming to want to wait on a visit to the doctor—they want to know if they are pregnant, and they want to know right now. With an at home pregnancy test women are able to find out if they are pregnant as soon as possible, in the comfort and privacy of their own home but making sure you get accurate results is crucial. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure accurate pregnancy test results:

Understand the directions and follow them closely

At home pregnancy tests are relatively straightforward. Most of the time it simply involves holding the test strip within the urine stream for a short amount of time and waiting for the results. Different manufacturers may require subtle differences in timing so make sure you careful understand how long you should hold the test strip, how much water you should drink before taking the test, and how long it will take for the results to show. Zoom Baby Pregnancy Tests are amongst the best pregnancy tests on the market right now. We sell the in packs of 10, 20 and 40 Pregnancy Tests.

Take your test when you wake up

Whether you work night or days, it’s important to take your pregnancy test as soon as you wake up from your longest period of rest. The reason being, pregnancy tests detect levels of the hormone hCG within urine to determine pregnancy and the hCG levels are more concentrated in the urine the longer it has been in the bladder.

Do not use the same test more than once

This is extremely important. Once you use your pregnancy test, it’s time to throw it away after you see the results because the test is intended for a single use. If you reuse the same test twice you could end up seeing false positives.

Purchase a new pregnancy test

Methods and technology have advanced the home pregnancy test market and allow for more accurate results that can be determined as soon as a day or two into pregnancy. Old pregnancy tests, however, will typically not give accurate results until weeks into the pregnancy.

As a result, it’s important that you don’t use a pregnancy test that is sitting on the back of a shelf, covered in dust nor do you want to use a pregnancy test that you purchased 5 years ago. Purchase a new pregnancy test to get the best results possible and always remember that if you suspect you are pregnant (even if you don’t get a positive result on your at home pregnancy test) you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Best Pregnancy Tests @ Zoom Baby

5 x REGULAR Pregnancy Tests

5 x REGULAR Pregnancy Tests

Set to detect just 25miu/ml HCG (Early Pregnancy Tests) in urine Individually packaged in sealed foil pouches Easy to Use and over 99% Accurate Supplied with easy to understand, "Plain English" instructions Sent in unmarked packaging for your privacy Zoom Baby pregnancy test strips detect human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hCG ...
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£3.99 £2.49Add to basket

5 x ULTRA EARLY Pregnancy Tests

5 x ULTRA EARLY Pregnancy Tests

Our Ultra Early 10mIU/ml Pregnancy Tests can detect a pregnancy from as early as just 2 days after implantation/conception (though 4-6 days is more normal). This 10mIU/ml test is extremely sensitive and it is exactly the same one as by many hospitals. Set to detect just 10miu/ml HCG (Early Pregnancy ...
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£3.79 £2.99Add to basket

NHS Pregnancy Tests - Ultra Sensitive

NHS Pregnancy Tests – Ultra Sensitive

NHS pregnancy tests - identical to those used by many hospitals and doctors! Each of these cassette type pregnancy tests uses a pipette to accurately add the correct amount of urine to the test well. These tests are supplied and used extensively by the NHS hospitals and practices to confirm ...
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£1.29 £0.99Add to basket

Midstream Pregnancy Tests - Extra Sensitive

Midstream Pregnancy Tests – Extra Sensitive

Just wee on the test ... Results in minutes! ...
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£1.49 £1.29Add to basket

First Response Early Results Pregnancy Tests

First Response Early Results Pregnancy Tests

Early Result Pregnancy Test Over 99% accurate Use as early as 6 days before your period is due As accurate as a doctor’s test Test earlier than any other home test Please read the instructions carefully before use Pack contains 1 Pregnancy Test ...
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£4.99 £3.99Add to basket

Clearblue Rapid Detection Pregnancy Test

Clearblue Rapid Detection Pregnancy Test

Early Result Pregnancy Test Over 99% accurate Use as early as 6 days before your period is due As accurate as a doctor’s test Test earlier than any other home test Please read the instructions carefully before use Pack contains 1 Pregnancy Test ...
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£6.99 £5.99Add to basket

Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Weeks Indicator

Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Weeks Indicator

It’s easy, clear, accurate and gives your results 4 days early – that’s the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Weeks Indicator. It is one of the best home pregnancy tests on the market, nearly as accurate as an ultrasound scan done in a doctor’s clinic. It features a Smart Dual ...
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This post has been updated since its original publication in 2013.

Photo Credit: “This 99 cent store has TWO pregnancy tes” (CC BY 2.0) by On the White Line