This may seem like a simple question; however, it is easier than you may think to make mistakes when taking these tests and get false results.
Experts recommend waiting for the 1st day of a missed period. You will see this recommendation on each test pack you buy. However, many women do not want to wait so long and start testing 10 days after ovulation. Thus, many women get the wrong results. The 2nd strip signifies human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in woman’s urine and it can be invisible or hardly visible and you won’t be able to interpret the result in a proper way. That is why we advise women to test their blood for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This test shows the result 10 days after a probable conception. Of course, it is not free of charge but you are free to test your blood for this hormone anyway. Think about your pregnancy while performing this test and do not worry in vain.
At What Time Should I do This Test?
It is recommended to do this test in the morning after you awaken in order to have a maximum concentration of human chorionic gonadotropin in your blood. It should be enough to see the 2nd stripe. This advice is in regard to the early weeks of possible pregnancy.
As to the second half of the 1st trimester and later, do it whenever you want. The matter is that this method helps to avoid and except a threat of abortion or missed abortion. In case you get a negative result in the late term, then this is a low – quality test.
Reasons for Wrong Results
- Too early diagnostics (long before the delay);
- Wrong time of test performance;
- Low – quality tests (poor temperature storage or overdue tests);
- Early or too late check of the results;
- A woman has a disease which increases a level of chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); This happens in cases of some oncological diseases.
Necessary Steps One Should Take if You Doubt the Test
- Buy and do the tests with high sensitivity from different producers each time;
- Measure your basal temperature in the morning right in your bed before you get up.
- Test you blood for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
- Visit your gynecologist in order to define a probable term of pregnancy if you have more than 2 – 3 weeks of delay.
- Ultrasound diagnostics to define a fetal egg and its location.
If you have all the signs of pregnancy, but the ultrasound examination can’t see an embryo and you have a delay, then you may have an ectopic pregnancy.
Of course, a pregnancy test is convenient and affordable tool to test for pregnancy. Any woman should be able to use it if she has sex regularly.