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What test to pick??

(14 Posts)
Moonlight123 Mon 10-Aug-15 18:55:23

What pregnancy test is the most reliable??
Any suggestions

cheezypeas Mon 10-Aug-15 19:11:34

I'd just go for a pack of two supermarket cheapy ones. If your pg it'll show no matter how all singing all dancing the test is. I say a pack of two because if it is positive you can do another - just to be sure wink. If its neg you have another one to test with in a day or two.

Skiptonlass Mon 10-Aug-15 19:15:41

Reliable as in accurate or reliable as in detects early?

Look for the level of HCG they detect if you want Early detection.

The test will have a level of hormone it can detect, e.g 25 mIU/hCG. Theoretically, the lower the limit the sooner it'd pick it up. There are disadvantages with this of course - these very sensitive tests can pick up chemical pregnancies, for example.

I got my first positive with a clear blue digital. The Internet cheapie ones came up positive the day after that. I think the first response early response ones are the most sensitive on the market, but my one was negative when the clear blue was positive...

Topsy34 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:20:01

Pound shop cheapies!! smile

Mamabird3 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:21:44

Superdrug own tests are really sensitive, they detect 10 mlu og hcg in urine and they're usually on offer so are cheap!

Runningupthathill82 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:25:13

Internet cheapies picked it up first for me. Think I paid £7 for a bag of 50.

scarednoob Mon 10-Aug-15 19:38:30

first response for me - got 2 negatives prior to that (and went out drinking a shedload of vodka on the back of the first one, gah!).

MissSMartin Mon 10-Aug-15 19:41:02

first response are the best I've done after trying 5! .. I tested with the same wee on a cb that said not pregnant and the first response came up positive very fast despite being faint.. but that doesn't matter anyway smile

MrsAukerman Mon 10-Aug-15 19:53:28

Internet cheapies are the ones the doctors use. Detect from 10 whatevers per whatever.

MummyBex1985 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:54:10

Superdrug are the most sensitive, followed by asdas own and then first response, I think.

knittingirl Mon 10-Aug-15 19:56:41

I've tended to use super drug own ones, not too pricey and very sensitive.

SaulGood Mon 10-Aug-15 20:00:42

They're much of a muchness. Go with what's local and reasonably priced. The pound shop/home bargains/internet cheapies are often as sensitive as the other ones people have listed on here. 10miu are the most sensitive.

There is no 'best' test. If your period is late, I don't think you need to worry about which test.

Don't be swayed by price either. You're just paying for packaging.

Rosieliveson Mon 10-Aug-15 20:04:37

I agree with pp that once your period is late all tests are pretty much the same. Test first thing and you can trust the result.

Emileelogan Mon 10-Aug-15 22:36:05

I used morrisons own and got 2 lines almost immediately... Did the second in the pack the next day, again almost instant then did a clear blue digital the day after that... Again all positives and the clear blue estimated I was 3+weeks or in doctors counting 5weeks... Xx

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