Quick question about home pregnancy tests?

AF was supposed to show up on the 17th, I took a first response hpt that night, it came back a BFN. AF still hasn't showed up 5 days later. My question is, was it too early to get an accurate result? When should I test again?

Amy asked on 23 May '11 at 15:27

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Krish g answer on 02 Jun '12 at 12:40

Early pregnancy tests can now be taken 5-4 days before period should start. If you don't know when you start your next period but you know when you had unprotected intercourse take the test 19 days after love. If you don't know when you had unprotected love but you know when your next period should due take the test a week after your period was supposed to start (but it didn't). If you don't know either of them wait 45 days after the first day of your LAST menstrual period.

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Carameliz answer on 09 May '11 at 22:29

The earliest a pregnancy test is likely to be accurate is 5 days prior to your period. Even then, it will be much more accurate 2-7 days after a missed period. It took mine 1-2 days after a missed period to show up positive.

Jammom10 answer on 10 May '11 at 07:58

Different test have different levels of hcg needed to show up. I took an ept at 4 weeks and nothing showed up. Took a cheaper brand the following week and a very faint line showed. The longer you wait to take it the more accurate it will be, your hormones will increase daily. The test brand itself doesn't matter as much as the time frame does. Good Luck!

Carameliz answer on 10 May '11 at 12:54

The earliest a pregnancy test is likely to be accurate is 5 days prior to your period. Even then, it will be much more accurate 2-7 days after a missed period. It took mine 1-2 days after a missed period to show up positive.

Hayden-mommy to baby daxton answer on 10 May '11 at 12:58

Very possible. I took two pregnancy tests the day my period was due and both came back positive. I then took another the next morning and it was also positive. (I used the clear blue digital tests with conception indicator) I then went on a walk in appointment to my doctor that afternoon and they did an in office pregnancy test (urine test)....and it came back NEGATIVE! I was confused and disappointed because I had already got three positive tests. Of course they gave me the paper work to go get blood work done - and I WAS pregnant. Now we are 22 weeks along with a baby boy!! Just goes to show that YES you can definately get a false negative - even the doctors office test was not accurate! Do you have pregnancy symptoms? Sore breasts? Feeling tired? Feeling sick? etc ...for me I started getting pregnancy symptoms before I even missed my period so I knew something was up...hence why I tested the DAY my period was due! My doctor told me when I got the negative test at their office that it is very common to get a false negative in early pregnancy. For your best result test with your FIRST pee of the morning! Its packed with the highest level of HCG hormones if you ARE pregnant. Also make sure you are using a good brand of test - some people get really cheap tests from the dollar store etc and they often seen to not be as accurate. I really recommend the digital tests like I used because they spell out for you "Pregnant" or "Not Pregnant" ! If you are NOT pregnant , its probably just stress making you late! Good Luck

Carameliz answer on 10 May '11 at 14:37

The earliest a pregnancy test is likely to be accurate is 5 days prior to your period. Even then, it will be much more accurate 2-7 days after a missed period. It took mine 1-2 days after a missed period to show up positive.