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How accurate are early pregnancy tests???

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Cillapops Thu 30-Oct-08 10:44:50

Being an impatient person, I bought some early pregnancy tests of the internet.

I have been feeling a bit off but I am so desperate to be pregnant that I may be making myself have symptoms.

I've have just done a test, AF due in 5-6 days, and there is a faint line. It's faint, but definitely there.

Are they accurate??? Don't want to get my hopes up if they're a load of rubbish!

thegreatescape Thu 30-Oct-08 10:48:15

If its coming up positive then you are pregnant as otherwise those hormones aren't in your body at all. However, not sure what test you are using, as i think most come up 2 lines for pregnant. One of these lines are a tester line to check the kit is working properly so you know if you have no lines faulty test, one line test working but negative, 2 lines = jackpot! If it is a positive, congratulations! I have my fingers crossed for you..

Cillapops Thu 30-Oct-08 10:51:49

No, have checked the instructions and there is definitely one control line and one other line if positive. It's one of those dip tests, I am just wary as it was a cheapy from the internet. I will do a "proper" one next week as an absolute confirmation.

Can't concentrate on anything now!

Phoenix Thu 30-Oct-08 10:53:42


I don't think you can get false positives but i may be wrong.

Why not go and buy a first response test?

thegreatescape Thu 30-Oct-08 10:56:26

Agree with phoenix. Suspect the likelihood of you waiting til next week is slim wink

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