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Presence of Human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) hormone confirms pregnancy in a woman. A home pregnancy test detects the presence of hCG hormone in the urine. This hormone is secreted at a certain time in the uterus.
According to medical researches, this hormone generally releases after six days of fertilization. Level of this hormone gradually increases in the woman’s body after fertilization. Home pregnancy tests can identify the presence of this hormone only after first missed menstruation cycle. Level of this hormone becomes very high between second and third month of pregnancy.
Right time to use Home Pregnancy test
Before you consult with doctor, it would be better to use home pregnancy test. You can take this test at the same day when you missed your menstruation cycle. Home pregnancy tests are not hundred percent reliable but they are good in 97 percent cases if performed correctly.
Right Direction to use Home Pregnancy test
You can use this test at any time but early testing can give inaccurate results. In early stage, hCG hormone is not secreted properly. You should not drink water or any other fluid in large quantity before taking this test. Follow the instructions as given on the test kit.
Interpreting the Result
Though all home pregnancy test work on the same principle of detecting the hCG hormone but process might differ. In most of the cases, result is divided into three categories.
First category confirms your pregnancy. Second category is negative that ensures that you are not pregnant. Third category is the neutral stage where test is not sure about the result. In this situation, you should consult with doctor. It is not difficult to perform this test. You can easily perform this test by following simple instructions. In most of the case, you can confirm your pregnancy within five minutes. Time may vary according to different brands. You can notice one single line for negative result and two lines for positive pregnancy result.
Is home pregnancy test accurate?
If you perform this test carefully then it is 97 percent accurate. You just have to add some urine drops on the tester. Within five minutes you can notice the significant changes with the tester. Home pregnancy test becomes more accurate with the passage of time. If you are not sure about the accuracy then perform the test one week later again. It would be better to buy two purchase kits together. If one is not accurate then experiment with other few days later.
These home pregnancy tester are available in various brands and all brands are equally good. Some testers are available in pairs. The test result is more accurate if you perform it early mornin