Home Pregnancy Tests

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Question

How soon after I think I may have become pregnant can I use a home pregnancy test?

Answer

Most home pregnancy tests should be used seven to 14 days after your last missed period.

If you try to test too early, the hormone that these tests detect - human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) - may not have accumulated in your urine. This will result in a false negative result.

Be sure to read all directions carefully, and follow instructions to the letter.

Visit the Health Encyclopedia to learn more about pregnancy tests - and their results - done both at the doctor's office and at home.

Get more information on pregnancy in our Pregnancy Center.

View home pregnancy tests available on Walgreens.com.

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