When to Take a Home Pregnancy Test
There are many different types of home pregnancy tests. Most drugstores sell home pregnancy tests over-the-counter (OTC). They are inexpensive, but the cost depends on the brand and how many tests come in the box. Many home pregnancy tests claim to be 99% accurate on the first day of your missed period. But research suggests that most home pregnancy test do not always detect the low levels of hCG usually present this early in pregnancy. And when they do, the results are often very faint. Most HPTs can accurately detect pregnancy one week after a missed period. Also, testing your urine first thing in the morning may boost the accuracy.