When should I do a pregnancy test?

Modern medicine provides us with many pleasant opportunities, comfortably and without much stress, to solve some of the questions that have arisen concerning health and well-being. To such blessings of modern medicine the possibility of women to independently determine the presence or absence of pregnancy also applies. To do this, you just need to buy a ready test in the pharmacy and, following all the recommendations, test yourself.

However, in this matter the important point is the timing - when exactly you need to do a pregnancy test, so that the result would be truly reliable.

If to talk about the date, then it is better to adhere to the popular opinion about the first day of the delay of the menstrual cycle. In all the annotations to the express tests, it's just that - to conduct testing on the first day of the delay. Some women are not able to wait for a long time and begin testing ten days after the probable day of conception, that is before the delay. Such early testing will not give reliable information - the second red strip on the strip of dough, indicating the presence of a pregnancy hormone in the urine, may not appear so early or manifest so imperceptibly that it is simply impossible to interpret the test. Therefore, you should still wait and do the test on time.

But if you are unbearable and want to know as soon as possible whether you are pregnant or not, you can take a blood test for HCG, which can show the correct result already 10 days after the alleged conception. The main thing is not to worry too soon!

If we talk about the time of day in which it is best to do the test, then the recommended time is the morning, immediately after awakening. The concentration of the pregnancy hormone - chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - reaches its maximum value precisely at these hours of the day, due to which the test result will be the most correct.

Some women, already being pregnant, do testing in order to determine the likelihood of a frozen pregnancy or a possible threat to terminate a pregnancy. In this case, it does not matter when exactly to conduct testing - in the morning, in the evening or in the afternoon. In addition, in fact, if you already have a long pregnancy, the result will still not be 100% correct.

In conclusion, you can list the most cases of an incorrect test result.

  • Too early testing (before the delay of menstruation).

  • Testing at night or during the day.

  • The test itself is substandard because of improper storage or for other reasons.

  • Interpretation of the result sooner or later than the recommended time.

  • The existing diseases that distort the test results.