How accurate are pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy tests check urine or blood for the hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). At around 2 weeks hCG are high enough for home pregnancy tests to detect a change.  Home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate; however, they do require the instructions to be followed correctly.  Most home pregnancy tests can be taken 2 weeks after your period was due when hCG levels are high enough to detect the change.  For a more accurate result talk to your Healthcare Professional.

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