Some women may think the best pregnancy test is the one that gives them the answer they are hoping for whether that means a positive or a negative test. A lot of women, though have their favorites when it comes to home pregnancy tests.
It just depends what you’re looking for as to which one is the best pregnancy test on the market. To some, it would be the cheapest one and to others it would be the one that will give you the results the quickest which is dependent upon how sensitive the test is to the pregnancy hormone hCG.
Equate, which is Walmart’s store brand, is one of the best pregnancy tests on the market because as a store brand, it is one of the cheaper ones yet it is more sensitive to the pregnancy hormone than the EPT home pregnancy test, which , incidentally, was the first home pregnancy test on the market in 1978.
With the Equate home pregnancy test able to detect hCG at 25,000 International Units (25 mIU) it is one of the home kits with the quickest results on the market. It is possible with this level of sensitivity that you can get the results of your pregnancy test on the first day of your missed period.
First Response is known for being the home pregnancy test for the quickest results. It will detect hCG at as low as 12.5 mIU and is able to give you the results as quick as the first missed day of your period. It is more expensive than equate of course because it is a name brand but when a woman wants to know if she is pregnant as fast as possible, cost isn’t the only thing on her mind.
Of course, it doesn’t matter how fast you can get the results if they are too hard to read so that is a factor too. The EPT Certainty home pregnancy test has gone digital and now displays the words PREGNANT or NOT PREGNANT instead of the user having to decipher a line or color change. Since the EPT can detect hCG at 40 mIU it is still in the desirable range and since it has been on the market since 1978 it has years of reliability behind it and to some women it is the best pregnancy test on the market.