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Top 10 Best Home Pregnancy Tests: Get Positive Test Results Earlier

Updated on March 16, 2011

Could I Be Pregnant?

“Could I be pregnant?” This is a common question asked on many Trying to Conceive (TTC) forums across the Internet. Finding the best home pregnancy tests can help to find the answer to this question sooner. Home pregnancy tests work by measuring the amount of human chorionic gonadotoprin (hCG) in the urine. Depending on the sensitivity of the home pregnancy test, some women can find out as early as 6 days past ovulation (dpo) if they are pregnant.

First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test

Measures 15-25 or 6.3 mIU

First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test is one of the most popular brands of pregnancy tests available today. In a standard box of First Response pregnancy tests, you will receive two midstream tests. Women are able to take First Response 6 days before the day of your missed period.

E.P.T. Pregnancy Test

Measures 25 mIU

E.P.T. Pregnancy is known for their accuracy. The results are very easy to read and are a great choice for women who are actively trying to become pregnant. E.P.T. Pregnancy Tests can be purchased in packs of two or three midstream tests. Results are shown to begin 5 days before the day of your missed period.

Clear Blue Easy Digital Pregnancy Test

Measures 50 mIU

Clear Blue Easy Digital Pregnancy Test is one of my favorite types of pregnancy tests, even though the measure of hCG is slightly higher than the other tests. Since 1 in 4 women can misread a traditional pregnancy test, having a digital test that spells out the words “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant” can be a great relief. Clear Blue Easy Digital Pregnant Test comes in a pack of two midstream tests and can work up to 5 days before the day of your missed period.

Answer Pregnancy Test

Measures 25 mIU

There are several different types of Answer Pregnancy Tests. The Answer Quick and Simple One-Step Pregnancy Test can be used up to 3 days before a missed period. The standard Answer test can be used on the day of your missed period. On the day of your missed period, Answer is reported to be 99 percent accurate.

Equate Pregnancy Test

Measures 25 mIU

Equate Home Pregnancy Tests are inexpensive and work very well to tell women they are pregnant up to 5 days before their period. The Equate tests come in packs of one, two, and three. While Equate Pregnancy Tests can be purchased online, they can also be found at your local Wal-Mart store.

Fact Plus Pregnancy Test

Measures 25 mIU

Fact Plus Pregnancy Tests claim to be as accurate as a doctor’s test. Results can be found up to 5 days before the day of your missed period using a Fact Plus test. The results are also easy to read as it shows a simple “+” or “-“ sign.

One Step Pregnancy Test

Measures 20 mIU

One Step Pregnancy Test is over 99 percent accurate from the day of your expected period. This test can also be taken 5 days before the day of your expected period. Results are easy to read and will generally show up within a 2 minute period.

Aim Stick Pregnancy Test

Measures 20 mIU

Unlike the standard midstream pregnancy tests, the Aim Stick Pregnancy Test is a pregnancy strip that must be immersed in a cup of urine, rather during midstream. These tests are inexpensive and can be used up to 4 days before your missed period. Test results only take 3 minutes to show.

Early Pregnancy Tests

Measures 10 mIU or 20 mIU

The Early Pregnancy Tests come in two varieties, tests that measure 10 mIU or 20 mIU. The 10 mIU tests claim to be effective at detecting levels of hCG only 6 to 8 days after conceiving. The 20 mIU tests can be used as early as 9 days past ovulation. These are the same style tests that are used in your doctor’s office.

New Choice Pregnancy Test

Measures 20 mIU

The New Choice Pregnancy Test is as good as it gets for a $1 test. Many women can get a positive result several days before their missed period. This test uses a stick dipped into a cup rather than the midstream method.


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      6 years ago

      New Choice does not use a stick dipped in a cup, rather it provides a dropper and the test stick. The user must provide their own collection cup. The instructions say to use after your missed period, and many people can get positive readings the day of their missed period so long as their period tracking is accurate.


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