ARE HOME PREGNANCY TESTS ACCURATE NEAR SHERRILLS FORD, NC?
Most home pregnancy tests state they are 99 percent accurate. Still, there are many factors that can cause a false positive or false negative result. Different brands of tests have varying sensitivity levels which mean the amount of HCG needed to be detected in the urine to produce a positive test result is lower in some tests. You are likely to get the most accurate results, if you wait until after the first day of your missed period.
Once an egg is fertilized, the placenta forms and produces the hormone HCG. This hormone passes into your urine and builds up in concentration doubling every two to three days. If you take the home pregnancy test to early, it will be harder for the test to detect the hormone and can cause an inaccurate negative result.
A false positive result can occur if there has been a pregnancy loss soon after a fertilized egg attachment, taking a test too soon after taking a fertility drug, an ectopic pregnancy and/or menopause. Problems with your ovaries can also contribute to inaccurate test results.
It is important to verify if you are pregnant right away and if so, determine how far along you are in your pregnancy near the Sherrills Ford, NC area. At Heartbeats we can repeat a urine test in our lab and perform an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. If you need someone to talk to, call Heartbeats at (704) 489-0708. We are here for you and all of our services are Free and Confidential.
Heartbeats Women’s Center
5968 S NC 16 Hwy
Maiden, NC 28650