When To Do Pregnancy Test
Doctors say to wait 12 days after a missed period to take a test. If you miss the regular period then you can take a test a day after you miss your period.
The best time to confirm pregnancy is 3 to 4 days after you miss your regular period. If you take pregnancy test too early means it will show negative results. Even though you are pregnant. Therefore wait for few more days till your next due date comes.
Implantation of the fertilized egg occurs after five to seven days of conception. It may sometime occur late. The HCG level in the urine and the blood will only rise after the implantation of the fertilized eggs. Therefore any test done prior to this will show negative results.
Day before the ovulation is the most fertile period; you can know this by tracking the cervical mucus discharge from the vagina. This discharge is like an egg white, and it dries up after that period. If during this period you have had intercourse, then you can test for pregnancy after 18 days of the intercourse.
Pregnant woman will experience morning sickness after conception between 2 to 8 weeks. This is the first sign of pregnancy. After morning sickness you can get nausea, vomiting, fatigue, tiredness, lower abdominal pain and so on.
Pregnant ladies will have food craving as common symptom. Craving for foods like sour foods, salty pickles and ice-creams will start in the early in the pregnancy period.
Nowadays, pregnancy can be easily detected even at home. If a person is not sure about her pregnancy, it is advised to take a pregnancy teat. This test can be carried out after missing your menstrual cycle or 3 weeks after intercourse.
Pregnancy Test Kit
A woman’s egg can survive for approximately 24 hours and a sperm can live in the reproductive tract for several days. Once fertilized, the egg (zygote) continues to travel through the fallopian tube until it reaches the uterus two to four days later. It then implants itself into the wall of the uterus (womb) and begins to develop.These pregnancy kits are available in the market, which will give you the accurate result.
Most doctors recommend that you wait until the first day of your missed period before taking a home pregnancy test. This is usually around two weeks after conception. However, some tests are more sensitive than others and can be taken earlier. If you follow all instructions religiously and interpret the results correctly, home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate. A blood test administered by your doctor is more sensitive than the early home tests and can be taken between seven and twelve days after you conceive.
If a woman is pregnant, the amount of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in her system should be around 25 mIU at 10 dpo (days past ovulation), 50 mIU at 12 dpo, 100 mIU at around two weeks dpo. Blood tests can determine pregnancy as low as between 5 to 10 mIU/hCG, though with levels of 5 mIU, a confirmed determination of pregnancy cannot be made without risking a “false positive” because as low levels Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) can be present in the body without pregnancy.
Home pregnancy tests generally detect pregnancy at 50 mIU – 100 mIU Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), though you can find early-detection pregnancy tests on the Internet with sensitivity levels as low as 20 mIU. With all diagnostic products, take care to follow the instructions.
Steps for detection of pregnancy by pregnancy test kit
For earliest detection of pregnancy, use first morning urine, as this sample contains the most concentrated amount of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). If using first morning urine is not possible, avoiding urination for several hours before using a pregnancy test. Frequent urination can decrease the amount of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine, interfering with early-detection.
If you see a faint line (in comparison to the control line), the test may be positive, though the presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in the your urine sample may be low. The presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) doubles every two days in a pregnant woman. In cases where a faint test color band is present, it is recommended that you retake the test the following day using first morning urine. With most tests, a second faint test line confirms a positive result.
If you take a test too early, you may get a false negative (when the test says you are not pregnant but you are). Your body needs time for the hormone to rise to a high enough level to be detected in a test. If the test comes back negative but you still think you could be pregnant, wait a few days and try again.
False positives (when the test says you’re pregnant but you’re not) are possible, but rare. A positive pregnancy test is a pretty good indication that you are pregnant.