Before you use a home pregnancy test kit, learn some facts about it:
During pregnancy, your body releases human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone, and home pregnancy test kits detect the presence of hCG in your urine. Follow the instructions carefully while you take up the test, as various methods are used for pregnancy test and they show results in different ways. Do check the expiration date of the kit before using it.
When the test result is positive, it assures your pregnancy. You can contact to your gynaecologist immediately for further confirmation tests.
Negative test results are always not reliable. Test result appears negative if
The test is performed during early pregnancy when hCG concentration is less in urine.
The instructions are not followed properly.
Hence, it is recommended to repeat the test in a week.
Try to test with the morning urine, as it contains higher amount of hCG hormone and increases the chances of result being more accurate.
Some medicines which contain hCG can affect the test results such as medicines used to treat infertility.