Q&A

Q & A: Quanti sono i test di gravidanza a casa?

Q:

How accurate are at-home pregnancy tests?

A:

Home pregnancy tests (HPTs) are quite accurate. They work by detecting the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine, which is produced when pregnancy occurs. However, different brands of tests are able to recognize different amounts of the hormone. Levels of hCG are very low in the beginning of a pregnancy, causing some HPTs to give a false negative result. If you get a negative result and still don’t have your period within a few days, you should retest.

– Nicole Galan, RN