How Early Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

The service having id "google_buzz" is missing, reactivate its module or save again the list of services.

How Soon Can I Take A Pregnancy Test? 

...and other Top FAQs

It's probably one of the most-asked questions we receive here by email. Everyone wants to know: "How soon can I take a pregnancy test?" Of course, there are a number of variations on this question, particularly for women who are fertility charting and who want to know - exactly - at how many days past ovulation they can begin testing (and hopefully get that earliest positive result). Below, we'll look at all the facts and details relating to answering this question - and give you the most informed framework for hazarding a "best guess" on when you can begin!

Question: When Can I Take A Pregnancy Test? And the answer is.... that depends! Yes, as with all good questions, there is never a good, easy, simple one size-fits all answer. But we will be happy to provide you with all the variables involved in answering this question for yourself, and hopefully this can give a relatively good picture for a time frame for testing.

The Variables Involved in Pregnancy Testing:

1. The HCG Sensitivity of a Given Test (high sensitivity pregnancy tests are able to detect pregnancy sooner than "regular" pregnancy tests)

2. The Rate of hCG Production

3. Urine Dilution / Consumption of Liquids

4. What Time of Day You Test

5. Do You Know When You Ovulated? (Ovulation tests or a fertility monitor should be used to help determine this.)

6. Actual moment of "Implantation"

Let's begin with some background info. A pregnancy test functions by homing in on one specific reproductive hormone that starts flowing through your body the moment you become pregnant. This is not the moment of conception, however. Conception is when a sperm and egg unite (aka fertilization). The fact is that a pregnancy is "inaugurated" not at the moment of fertilization, but when a fertilized egg actually "hooks up" to your womb. That is the moment you are pregnant, and the time that this unique hormone (hCG) is able to flow from the placental tissue into the bloodstream of the mother. From the blood, the hCG circulates through the body and ends up in the urine as well.

Ovulation and Implantation: Now, here's the confusing part that makes answering this big question of "When Can I Take a Test" a bit difficult. Once the egg is fertilized, it floats around for a few days - even up to a week or so - before it is able to nestle its way into a comfortable home in the uterine lining (or wall of the womb). Theoretically, if you ovulate on Cycle Day 14, and you "conceive" on day 14 or 15, the embryo will just be hanging around looking for that special place to snuggle up into the womb. It's possible that your implantation date can take place just a handful of days after conception. But it's also possible that it can take up to a week or more! Thus, it is not possible to pinpoint a specific day when you can test and get that long-sought-for positive result. However, if you know when you ovulate (thanks to ovulation tests) you can still better focus in on a pregnancy test start date.

hCG Levels: The next crazy variable to confound us in seeking an answer to the big question is how fast hCG increases in your system. The fact is, different embryos will produce hCG at a faster or slower pace, depending on the woman and where the embryo implants. This means that for some women, hCG levels will rocket and for others it may trickle a bit at first. The good news here is that the amount of hCG in your body will increase rapidly - and double almost daily. This is called the doubling rule, the exponential increase of the hormone, and it means that even if hCG production is lower for some women, it won't take too much longer for the amount to reach the threshold required for a pregnancy test to detect the presence of the hormone in blood or urine.

Test Sensitivity: The next variable can be controlled when you purchase a test. In the past, most tests had lower sensitivity thresholds, meaning that they required you to wait at least until your missed period to begin taking a test. Many tests still ask you to do so. However, newer FDA-Approved products do allow you to test before your missed period, including certain drugstore tests like First Response and affordable, high-sensitivity test kits available online. The highest (reasonable) threshold is 20mIU/ml/hCG. This means that the amount of hCG in a given urine sample must exceed this "trigger" level for a positive test line to be produced. So, using higher sensitivity tests, the answer to the big question is: You may begin testing at around seven to ten days past ovulation. But wait!!! As noted above, variables like implantation date and rate of hormone production do not guarantee a positive result during this early testing window. According to research data, it's likely that you may first see a positive pregnancy test during this time, but a negative result is still possible and does not close out the possibility of pregnancy. It's wise and recommended to conduct follow up tests!

FMU and Hold Time: Okay, so we now have a kind of fuzzy time-frame for knowing when to start taking a pregnancy test. At this point, we can look at other variables to help ensure that we can increase the accuracy of the result. These are factors we can control simply by following the directions in the instructional insert and taking certain steps to ensure that the hCG in a given urine sample will be at its highest levels. If you have been around this website, then you already know that testing with First Morning Urine is the first big factor in getting the earliest positive test result. First morning urine will exhibit a higher concentration of the hormone than samples collected at other times of the day. That's because all night, while you have slept, hCG has been allowed to accumulate in your urine. Now, if you do end up testing during other times of day, there are some things you can do to increase result accuracy. First, in the hours before you "pee for a test", try to avoid flushing the body with a lot of liquids. Never dehydrate yourself! Just take it easy on the liquids and hold your urine as long as possible before you collect a sample or pee on that stick.

If you are trying to conceive and are fertility charting, then you will know the approximate date of ovulation. With that fact, you can pretty much determine the approximate days for when you can take a pregnancy test. Best of luck and babydust to all!

Read More:

Comments

I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this great man has just done for me , this great man has just brought back my lost Ex husband to me with his great spell within 48 hours and has also used his great spell to help me get pregnant. I was married to my husband Alans Evans, we were together for a long time and we loved ourselves but when I was unable to give him a child after 2 years he left me and told me he can’t continue anymore then I started looking for ways to get him back until a friend of mine told me about this great man and gave me his contact email (ogbidisolutionhome@hotmail.com). You won’t believe this, when I contacted this man on my problems he prepared and casted a very strong spell for me and brOught my lost husband back within 48hrs(2days), and after a month I miss my monthly period and went for a test and the result showed that i was pregnant. i am happy today am a mother of a baby boy and my family is back again, thank you once again the great Ogbidi for what you have done for me and my family, i will never stop thanking you for this awesome and wonderful thing you have done for me and my family. You can also Contact him on his private email (ogbidisolutionhome@hotmail.com) if you are out there passing through any of this problems or predicaments in your life. Contact him today and also share in this wonderful testimony. Good luck.

My name is maryhnline my partner and I have been trying for a baby for over four years now, We were going to a fertility clinic for about 5 months before somebody told us to contact this spell caster who is so powerful, we contacted him trough his email,shankikispelltemple222@gmail.com for him to help us, then we told him our problem, he told us that we will either conceive in august 2014 or September 2 4,but after two years of trying we were at a point where we were willing to try anything. And I'm glad we came to Dr shankiki, Because his pregnancy spell cast put us at ease, and I honestly believe him, and his gods really helped us as well, I am thankful for all he has done. contact him via email shankikispelltemple222@gmail.com if you are trying to get a baby or want your lover back. he has powers to do it, he has done mine, you can as well To enable you have a taste of his nice work too.

My name is maryhnline my partner and I have been trying for a baby for over four years now, We were going to a fertility clinic for about 5 months before somebody told us to contact this spell caster who is so powerful, we contacted him trough his email,shankikispelltemple222@gmail.com for him to help us, then we told him our problem, he told us that we will either conceive in august 2014 or September 2 4,but after two years of trying we were at a point where we were willing to try anything. And I'm glad we came to Dr shankiki, Because his pregnancy spell cast put us at ease, and I honestly believe him, and his gods really helped us as well, I am thankful for all he has done. contact him via email shankikispelltemple222@gmail.com if you are trying to get a baby or want your lover back. he has powers to do it, he has done mine, you can as well To enable you have a taste of his nice work too.

before people said there is no cure on HIV/AIDS but today many people have now believe that there is a cure. HIV/AIDS can be cured through Africans root and harms,and days our great doctors have finally found the cure of HIV/AIDS, many have get cured with the help of a great spell caster known as PAPA OLTA he is the one of the great spell doctor in Africa and he has the cure on this disease HIV/AIDS. last month he share is Haber medicine in some medical hospital and now he is well recognize as one of the best spell caster in Africa, you don't have to be sad any more or share your tears any more on this disease when the cure have already be found. in 2013 the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS was 12.9 million but today the total number is 1.6 million if you want to get in touch with him in private contact him on this e-mail below: oltaspellcaster@live.com or call +2348153292656 good luck is facebook user name: (get hiv cure) or Skype user name (papa olta)

What's Taking place i'm new to this, I stumbled upon this
I have found It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out
loads. I'm hoping to give a contribution & help other customers like its aided me.
Good job.

I've been browsing on-line greater than three hours today,
yet I by no means discovered any interesting article like yours.
It's lovely price sufficient for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent content as
you did, the net shall be a lot more useful than ever before.

I have been trying for 10 years to get pregnant and needed help! Been going to the doctors but still nothing. the doctor said me and my husband are fine , I don’t know where else to turn. until one day I read how AZUBA SPELL TEMPLE helped others get pregnant ONLINE i then contacted the great spell caster azuba via email and AZUBA cast a pregnancy spell for me and gave me a 2months sure guarantee that i will become pregnant , and exactly 6weeks later I went to check and i was pregnant and later on i gave birth and i named my child Ashley so that i can never forget the great spell caster that AZUBA who opened my blessings of conceiving today its marking 5years Ashley was born and i also have a baby boy josh who is one and half years old, i want to use this medium to tell other women out there who is having pregnancy issues not to wait for years like i did contact azuba today and be happy this its contact email :azubaspelltemple@gmail.com or cell phone +2348149271063

I am Mrs ANDERSON ANN from USA, i want to share a testimony of my life to every one. i was married to my husband Barry Morgan, i love him so much we have been married for 5 years now with two kids. when he went for a vacation to France he meant a lady called Clara who en charm him with his beauty, he told me that he is no longer interested in the marriage any more. i was so confuse and seeking for help, i don't know what to do until I met my friend Miss Rose and told her about my problem. she told me not to worry about it that she had a similar problem before and introduce me to a man called Dr Iyayi. who cast a spell on her ex and bring him back to her after 3days. Miss Rose ask me to contact Dr Iyayi. I contacted him to help me bring back my husband and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods of his fore-fathers will fight for me. He told me by three days he will re-unite me and my husband together. After three day my husband called and told me he is coming back to sought out things with me, I was surprise when I saw him and he started crying for forgiveness and that he never knew what came upon him that he will never leave me again or the kids.it was the spell that was casted on him that was working on him. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth for what this great spell caster did for me and my husband, you can contact Dr.Iyayi on any problem in this world, he is very nice, here is his contact driyayilovespellhome@gmail.com. You can also contact him through his mobile: +2347032617285.
.He is the best spell caster.

BE VERY CAREFUL HERE NOBODY CAN HELP YOU HERE OR EVEN SUGGEST HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR EX BACK,THEY ARE SCAMS AND ANY TESTIMONIES OF MOST SPELL CASTERS HERE MUST BE IGNORED. THEY ARE SCAMS I MEAN REAL SCAMS WHICH I WAS A VICTIM AND I GOT RIPPED OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS TO GET MY EX AFTER HE LEFT ME FOR OVER 3YEARS. I HAVE APPLIED TO 7 DIFFERENT SPELL CASTER HERE AND ALL TO NO AVAIL THEY ALL ASK FOR SAME THING SEND YOUR NAME YOUR EX NAME ADDRESS AND PICTURE PHONE NUMBER ETC WHICH I DID OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND MOST OF THEM WERE FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND NIGERIA UNTIL I SAW THIS WRITE UP ONLINE ABOUT ANA SARAH, I DOUBTED IT SO MUCH BUT ON THE OTHER HAND MY OTHER MIND TOLD ME TO GIVE THIS LAST WOMAN A CHANCE AND SO I DECIDED TO MAIL HER. SHE SAID MY EX WILL COME BACK IN 48 HOURS TIME BUT THE COST OF THE MATERIALS IS JUST 200 POUNDS AS I HAVE PAID OVER 3000 POUNDS ON SPELL CASTING AND COURIER AND NOTHING HAS WORKED FOR ME. AFTER THAT NIGHT I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I HAVE LOST SO FAR, WELL I SAID LET ME GIVE HER A TRY SO I MAILED HER AGAIN AND SENT MY DETAILS AND THAT OF MY EX AND THE 200 POUNDS BECAUSE I SWEAR IT WAS MY LAST TRY SO I WAS WAITING AS HE TOLD ME TO WAIT FOR 48 HOURS TIME AND I COULD NOT SLEEP THOSE NIGHTS BECAUSE I REALLY MISSED MY EX AND WANTED HIM BACK BY ALL MEANS. AT 11PM EXACTLY THE SECOND DAY I SAW GREG ONLINE ON FACEBOOK AND HE SAID HI AT FIRST I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE HE NEVER TALKED WITH ME FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, I QUICKLY REPLY YES AND HE ASKED IF WE CAN SEE THE NEXT DAY AND I SAID YES AND HE WENT OFFLINE I WAS CONFUSED I TRY TO CHAT WITH HIM AGAIN BUT HE WAS NO MORE ONLINE I COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT AS I WAS WONDERING WHAT HE WAS GOING TO SAY, BY 8AM THE NEXT MORNING HE SENT ME A MESSAGE ASKING MY WHEREABOUT AND I TOLD HIM. YOU WON'T BELIEVE THAT EXACTLY 9.AM HE WAS ABLE TO LOCATE ME, HE WENT DOWN ON HIS KNEES AND STARTED PLEADING THAT I SHOULD TAKE HIM BACK AND HAS PROMISED TO LOVE ME FOR ETERNITY AND THAT ALSO HE IS NOT GONNA EVER HURT OR CHEAT ON ME. NOW WE ARE BACK AGAIN AND I HAVE PROMISED ANA SARAH THAT I WILL TELL THE WORLD ABOUT HER I STILL MAIL AND THANK HER AS MY LIFE WAS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT GREG PLEASE BE CAREFUL HERE I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS IF YOU WANT A REAL AND GENUINE LOVE SPELL THEN CONTACT ANA SARAH NOW THROUGH HER EMAIL. highpriestess4spell@gmail.com

Message: Reading Jim Kulzer article about a spell caster namely Odumodu was, i will say the best that ever happen to me this year based on the fact that i had a lot problem that i was trying to over come.I had problems at home which affected my work greatly. I was now always in a cross fire with my boss.I really don't want to tell story here so i guess i would just go strange to the point on what i have to say.My wife wanted out of our marriage for no just reason.We were married for four year and i think we were happy though we had no kids, it was her idea not to have any cos she wasn't ready to be a mom yet and i was okay with it i mean i didn't like the idea but i went along with it just to please her.It was always like that i mean she always get what she wants.All i wanted was to see her happy i could never do anything that will make her so unhappy.This was all i did wrong that is make her have it her way all the time. I mean that was the reason she gave during our therapy session.She wanted out of the marriage cos i was to nice. From what she said, i was the kind of man ever woman will die for but she wanted a real man to enforce his will no her meaning was i was to week a man for her.And that was the least of therapy session we had cos like she said we where wasting our life together and no amount of therapy was going to get us back together.I was a total mess thinking of how i was being dumped based on how much i loved my wife and how good i treated her,I really didn't know if she was ungrateful or just confused about what she wanted that is mid-life crisis but the bottom line is that she left me and who knows maybe for another man.I was still in love with her, she was the love of my life and i still wanted her to come back that was when i saw Eva-Yolanda article on Odumodu.When i contacted him he made me known that i will have to go through all the spell casting process.Like he said most people are too scared cos of trust issues.I had trust issues, but getting my wife back was my ulterior motive and from my experience with Odumodu i can tell you he is 100% truthful and honest with his customer.I was asked to get some material to prepare the spell and after which he sent me a package contain the spell and the rest just happen the way it was suppose to happen i got my wife back and she was my wife back again i mean she was not that woman who wanted a hard man she was woman i fell in love with who loved me cos i am me.If you want help or fell he can help contact him with his email address drodumoduspellcaster@gmail.com..... ONCE AGAIN HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: drodumoduspellcaster@gmail.com

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Ovulation Calculator

Format: 9/30/2014
Increase your chances of getting pregnant! Our Ovulation Calculator will help you predict when you ovulate - your prime time for becoming pregnant.

OvaCue Fertility Monitor at Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com

Our Blog

 
By TTC veteran and mother of two, Elizabeth Andrews.