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Pregnancy Test Sensitivity: How It Impacts The Result?

By Jeanna / July 17, 2017

In trying to find out if you’re pregnant, the first thing you would most likely do is take a pregnancy test. This means that the pregnancy test you choose should be accurate and sensitive enough to give you the right results. The most important aspect of a pregnancy test is its sensitivity as a majority of women would be willing to pay a lot of money just to find out if they are pregnant or not. Pregnancy tests are most precise when they are used a week after a woman notices a delay in her period. This gives emphasis on the sensitivity of pregnancy tests. You need to know about the sensitivity of the pregnancy kits that you use, and which one is the best.

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Pregnancy Test Brands: All You Need To Know About The Tests

By Jeanna / July 10, 2017

Feeling that you might be on a family way? This is perfect time to go for a home pregnancy test! A pregnancy test is the easiest as it does the legwork for without causing any hassle. It is a cost -effective way for you to know whether you are pregnant or not. With advancements in technology and continued innovation over the years, pregnancy test kits have become more and more reliable, and accurate. Given that they are available in virtually all drugstores and even some grocery stores, they are easily accessible to a lot of people. Here’s everything you need to know about how it works.

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What Does This Line Mean? A Faint Line On Your Pregnancy Test Explained

By Jeanna / June 5, 2017

So you think you might be pregnant. Luckily we live in the 21st century and there are many different tests available that you can easily take at home. They even give you quick and easy to understand results. Don’t they? Well they are supposed to at least. Some boast to be so accurate that you don’t even have to wait until you missed a period to get a result. But sometimes the result on the test you took can look a little strange. Even if you did wait after you missed a period you can still get a fuzzy line. You don’t want a pregnancy test to confuse you more. The reason you are taking this test in the first place is to be certain about whether you are expecting or not. But what does it mean when there is a faint line, or a faint symbol on the test? Well, in this piece we will try to clarify this for you. We will cover some of the basic elements about pregnancy tests, so you will be able to know what is going on when the tests seems to be shirking its duty to tell you clearly what is happening. Pregnant or not Most home tests will have two lines that can show up. The control line and the positive line. If you are not pregnant only the control line will be visible. But if you are pregnant the positive result line will show up as well. This line is usually clearly visible. So, what does a faint line mean? Well, basically that you are pregnant, but necessarily very far along. An indication of a positive result, no matter how faint, is still a positive result. False positives are extremely rare, and if you have checked that any medication you may be taking cant mess with the results, the chance is even slimmer. What is a faint line and what isn’t? A faint line to someone might be a clear line to someone else. But a line that you can see even if it is really faint, is still a line and still an indication that there are hormones present. When a line is so faint that you can barely see it, and need to convince other people that it is really there. The best thing to do will be to wait a day or two and do another test. That way you give your body time to generate more hormones, and you will get a more distinct line on the test. Evaporation lines There are other lines that can also cause some confusion when it comes to the results of a pregnancy test. The little buggers are evaporation lines and can also give you the wrong idea when it comes knowing if you are pregnant or not. You might see a faint positive line on the test. You paid attention to what we said before, so that must mean that you are pregnant because the line is there. But […]

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What is The Most Accurate Pregnancy Test?

By Jeanna / May 29, 2017

One of the most important events of any women’s life is when you realize that you are pregnant. But you don’t want to go through the emotional roller-coaster of discovering that the test was not really accurate and gave you the wrong idea. Accuracy is key when it comes to any type of test designed for your body and health. When it comes to pregnancy tests, you want to know that you are getting accurate results that you can trust. This is a life changing event after all. But let’s start with the basics, so we can be sure that you are clear about the whole process about when and how to take a test. Then we can help you when it comes to choosing the most accurate type of pregnancy test. How does a pregnancy test work? Most pregnancy tests are designed to work with either a sample of blood or a sample of urine. Home pregnancy tests are usually designed to test a urine sample. The test is focused on detecting whether there is any hCG in the sample. This is a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, and is produced when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterus. This hormone hangs around for a while after fertilization so a basic test for this hormone is usually enough to tell you if you are pregnant. Types of tests Once you miss a period, you will start to think about the possibly that you could be pregnant. Luckily the tests available can quickly tell you where you stand, so you won’t have to wait a few months to see what happens before you can be sure. Like we said, there are two main types of tests. Those that work with blood samples or those that work with urine samples. Blood tests are done in a doctor’s office, or by a nurse at a clinic. These tests can detect pregnancy quite early but the results usually take quite a bit longer than with home tests that work with urine. Urine pregnancy tests are the ones that are most easily available and can be used at home. Your doctor might even give you a urine test as well. The added benefit of home urine tests are that they are private, convenient, easy to use and can give you quite accurate results really quickly. The most accurate of tests One of the first things that will influence the accuracy of pregnancy tests is how soon you decide to use them. You will be able to get the best results about a week after you missed a period. Some tests can be used earlier, but if you really want clear accurate results, give your body a day or two before you test. With that said, home pregnancy tests can be very accurate, up to 99 percent. Blood tests are even more accurate than this. The accuracy of a home urine test will depend on a few things. This can be things like, how accurately […]

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What Does Two Lines on a Pregnancy Test Mean?

By Jeanna / April 23, 2017

If you and your partner have been trying to conceive, you may have been waiting for days when you can actually take a home pregnancy test kit to see if you have successfully conceived or not. So you head to your nearest drug store, purchase a pregnancy test kit, and check the contents.

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Reading the Lines: What Does a Positive Pregnancy Test Look Like?

By Jeanna / April 16, 2017

Home pregnancy test kits have made it possible for women to check whether they are pregnant or not simply by taking the test in the comfort of their very own home. In doing so, they can check first whether they have possibly conceived before heading to the hospital for a second test.

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False Alarm: What Can Cause a False Positive Pregnancy Test Result?

By Jeanna / March 26, 2017

Home pregnancy test kits are affordable and easy to use. Most come in simple packaging and easy to follow instructions wherein you will only need to follow two steps before you see the results. Couples who are trying to conceive often use a home pregnancy test kit to check if a woman has become pregnant before heading to the doctor for a pregnancy blood test.