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HPTs from the high street - anyone know the how sensitive they all are?

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Pregtestqu Fri 04-Jul-08 10:54:09

I have googled but can only find US info

When I used them before I could never find anything on the packets that told me if they were 10/25 or 50 mIU

emma2617 Fri 04-Jul-08 11:11:10

Hi Preg as a rule most high street brands are 25-30 hoever digital ones tend to be 50.

Hoever there are reports that some (FR for example) are sensitive at 7/8...but i wouldn't bank on that.

The medical world requires HCG levels of 30+ in order to confirm a pregnancy and as such most easily available pg test are sensitive to 25/30 to fit in witht this guideline.

Hope that helps!!

Playingthe9monthwait Fri 04-Jul-08 11:13:34

If it helps the tesco own brand and the clear blue (not digital) are both 25. I tested on the day my period was due and got a strong BFP's on both, so they are more then sensitive enough if you can wait till you are due.

Pregtestqu Fri 04-Jul-08 12:28:38

thank you
never got a positive until I was a week late before

monkeybumsmum Fri 04-Jul-08 14:45:54

Hi preg - have you tried this site before?

Pregtestqu Fri 04-Jul-08 16:50:43

yes thanks, saw that site, all seems to be US tests though

monkeybumsmum Fri 04-Jul-08 20:22:44

That explains why I couldn't find the one I used on it blush

beaniesteve Fri 04-Jul-08 20:46:38

not sure if this is much help, it's people's recommendations.

Pregtestqu Wed 09-Jul-08 21:00:22

found this in the end which lists some UK brands

Bought some cheap tests from ebay in the end

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