You can buy a home pregnancy test for early detection at any drugstore or most grocery stores without a prescription. Most of them will tell you that you can test any time of the day but it is better if you use the first urine of the day as it has higher concentrations of the pregnancy hormone, hCG. Some of the home pregnancy tests for early detection cannot detect the hormone at low levels. In fact, most of them can’t.
Most of the home pregnancy tests will not advertise or even tell you what level of hCG their test can detect but you can do research online to find out which tests detect at which levels. The smallest level that the test can detect the hormone means the faster you can find out if you’re pregnant.
Some women, usually those on fertility drugs prefer a home pregnancy test for early detection that will only detect the pregnancy hormone at the higher levels because they may already have a certain level of hCG in their systems due to the fertility drugs. In this way, if they get a positive result, they will know it is because they are pregnant and not because of the levels already in their system.
That being said, any home pregnancy test for early detection that will give you the results in two or three minutes is still amazing compared to the way it used to be before the home pregnancy test was on the market. Then we had to go into the doctor’s office and after giving a urine sample we had to wait 10-14 days to get the results.
Give it Time
Today, women want to find out if they’re pregnant before they’ve even missed a period. The funny thing is that’s actually possible with some of the pregnancy tests for early detection that are on the market.
Still, if a woman gets a negative result before her period is even due, she’s not going to be very comforted until she gets another negative result several days later. And how can she be? Once you realize the technology behind the home pregnancy test you’ll know that a negative result doesn’t mean you’re not pregnant. It only means that the pregnancy hormone, hCG hasn’t been detected yet.
Of course, if you’re not pregnant the hCG won’t be detected at all and then you’ll realize you’re really not pregnant. However, the hormone isn’t even produced by the placenta until the embryo attaches itself to the uterine wall. Once that occurs then a negative result will be truth telling.
Try to be patient and wait until there has been time enough for the hormone to enter your system. If you jump the gun, you’re not going to know for sure if you’re not pregnant or if the hormone just hasn’t been detected yet.