Home pregnancy test kits are based on finding the level of human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG level, also called the pregnancy hormone, in a urine sample. If the instructions are followed exactly, the accuracy of various home pregnancy test kits is reliable enough, but you do need to confirm it with a blood test in a clinic.
You need to buy a pregnancy test kit that is known for being reliable in giving accurate results. Do make sure that all the instructions given in the pregnancy test are understood well by you before trying to test.
Bear in mind that the home pregnancy test kits’ accuracy is variable depending on the result you obtained. If you tested positive, you can be fairly sure about the result of the test, although even this does not rule out a different result when you take a blood test at a clinic. In case the test is found to be negative, the possibility of pregnancy can still not be ruled out. This is because at times the level of hCG is too low to be detected by the home pregnancy tests.
However accurate home pregnancy test you may use, if the instructions on the label are not followed properly, or if you are not able to find a test which can detect hCG level which is in your blood at present, the subsequent blood test for pregnancy can show a different result. At times following instructions can be confusing as the lines indicating pregnancy can be too faded and difficult to identify. To sort out this problem, digital pregnancy home tests are also available these days which give a digital reading about whether you are pregnant or not.
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