Skip main navigation
start main content

Menu

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.

View home pregnancy tests available on Walgreens.com.

Back to Ask a Pharmacist

DISCLAIMER:

Answers to questions regarding information about medications or health conditions are not for diagnostic or treatment purposes and are not conclusive as to the presence or absence of any health condition. Consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment of your medical condition. The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid or subject to debate. Professional opinions and interpretations of the scientific literature may vary. Walgreens' terms of use and general warranty disclaimer apply to all services provided. If you are in need of immediate medical attention, contact your physician, poison control center or emergency medical professional. If you need to speak with a pharmacist for non-emergency matters, contact your local Walgreens pharmacist or call a Walgreens.com pharmacist toll-free at 1 (877) 250-5823.

Your Digital Health Advisor. Powered by WebMD. Manage diabetes with this easy online tool.* Get started.
Your Digital Health Advisor. Powered by WebMD. Manage diabetes with this easy online tool.* Get started.

Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices

20 Points
20 Points

Now you can track your blood pressure and blood glucose.

Start earning points Go Arrow

omnitureLink1