Is a pregnancy test accurate one week after missed period ?
I tested one week after the day I expected my period and it was negative. Still don't have my period. Should I bother testing again or would that be relatively accurate?
- MamawidsomLv 73 weeks ago
In most cases, a women will have enough elevated HCG in her urine to show a clear result on a HPT a week after a period is due. These tests are pretty accurate. It is also fine to retest after at least two days after the first test because HCG is doubling ever 2-3 days in the first few weeks of pregnancy. You can also go get a blood test or see your ob/gyn.
You also have to consider when you had unprotected sex and how regular your cycles are. Many women's cycles fluctuate 3-4 days either way of "normal."
If you are concerned, continue to take a HPT ever 2-3 days until you get a positive or your period starts. OR contact your doctor. There are other reasons for a missed period.
- JillLv 73 weeks ago
If another week has passed since the last test I would test again. Still negative? Believe it. There are other reasons a woman might skip a period besides pregnancy.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
A test is accurate 21 days after the last time you had sex.
A late period could mean late ovulation. A period happens ABOUT 14 days after ovulation.
Late ovulation would also mean a late positive test if you are pregnant. But at 21 days after the last sex, a test is always accurate. (especially if you use first morning pee which will have the highest concentration of pregnancy hormones.)
If you are still sexually active and won't have a 21 day break without sex, then test once per week until you either get a positive test or a period.