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Given the fact that implantation normally takes place from 7 to 10 days after ovulation - an extremely sensitive test can give a positive test result 1 day after implantation. Most directions say that you can test on the day your cycle is due. However you can test much earlier if you can pinpoint ovulation and possible implantation. I received a positive test result 4 days before my menstural cycle was due.
AimStick Pregnancy Test detects 20 mIU
Clearblue Easy (U.K.) detects 25 mIU
Confirm 1-Step detects 25 mIU
CVS detects 25 mIU
Day Seven (CDN) detects 25 mIU
Health Check detects 25 mIU
Insta Test hCG detects 25 mIU
Lifesign One-Step detects 25 mIU
LifeSign 1 Midstream detects 25 mIU
One Step Be Sure detects 25 mIU
Rapid Self-Test (U.K.) detects 25 mIU
First Response detects 20 mIU
The chances of receiving a false negative test result is greater than that of a false positive. The reasons for a false negative are that your body may not be producing enough hCG for that particular test to detect. Some women have gone as long as 17 days post ovulation before receiving a positive home pregnancy test result.
When doing an HPT, make sure that you discard the test after a specified time. When I was doing a HPT, I waited 5 minuts after the time stated and it came up with a faint +ve. When I went to the DR to confirm the pregnancy it was -ve, what I had actually seen was the evaporation line. So PLEASE PLEASE don't be like me, always follow instructions carefully so that you can save yourself heartache.
There are many different brands of home pregnancy tests out there. Which brand you choose depends upon your preferences. Some brands are the one-step type you urinate directly on - others are cassettes which require the use of a specimen cup. Each brand differs on the sensitivity ratings - some you can test earlier than when your cycle is due - others you may need to wait until the day after.
Boots (U.K.) detects 50 mIU
Clearblue Easy (U.S.) detects 50 mIU
Early Bird One Step (U.K.) detects 50 mIU
early Pregnancy test detects 50 mIU
e.p.t. detects 40 mIU
Hannaford detects 50 mIU
Predictor (U.K.) detects 50 mIU
Rite-Aid detects 50 mIU
Selfcare detects 50 mIU
Target detects 50 mIU