Frequently Asked Questions about Home Pregnancy Test Kits

What are the different types of home pregnancy test kits?

The two types of home pregnancy test kits include digital and non-digital test kits.

What is a digital test kit?

A digital test kit displays result in the words “pregnant” and “not pregnant”. It is more expensive than a non-digital test kit.

What is a non-digital test kit?

A non-digital test kit displays results in color lines or symbols (+) and (-). A non-digital test kit is more practical than a digital test kit.

How accurate are the results of home pregnancy test kits?

Home pregnancy test kits have an accuracy rate of 97% to 99%, depending on the brand.

When is the perfect time to conduct a home pregnancy test?

The ideal time to conduct a home pregnancy test is a week after missing a period.

Are home pregnancy test kits similar to the test kits used in medical facilities?

Some medical facilities use the same pregnancy test method. However, there are some medical facilities that test for the presence of hCG in one’s blood.

Do fertility medications affect the result of the test?

No, fertility medications will not affect the test result because they do not contain hCG. However, if you were shot with hCG, wait at least two weeks before conducting a home pregnancy test.

Do birth control pills affect the result of the test?

No, birth control pills do not affect the test result.

Is it possible that I am pregnant even if the result of the test is negative?

Yes, it is possible that you are pregnant even if the test result is negative. This is called a false negative result and is more common than a false positive result.

What causes a false negative result?

False negative results are caused by inaccurate timing and/or carelessness in conducting the test.