If you think you might be pregnant, you want to know right away. But it’s important to understand what’s happening in your body so you know how soon you can test.
All you need to know about testing early for pregnancy.
After the egg is fertilized, it travels to the uterus (womb) and implants itself in the uterine wall. At this stage tiny amounts of the pregnancy hormone, hCG, start to appear in your urine. It is this hormone that all home pregnancy tests detect. Clearblue Early Detection Pregnancy Test can tell you 6 days sooner than your missed period (which is 5 days before your expected period)1.
No matter when you test, you can be confident in the accuracy of a 'Pregnant' result with any Clearblue Pregnancy Test.
But if you are testing early, you should be aware that even if your result is not pregnant, you may still be pregnant. This is because levels of hCG vary from woman to woman and there may not yet be enough hormone for the test to give a positive result. HCG levels rise rapidly in early pregnancy, as shown in the graph below, meaning that if you test again on the day of your expected period, your result (whether positive or negative) will be over 99% accurate.
Rise of pregnancy hormone
(hCG) in early pregnancy
Adapted from: Gnoth C. and Johnson S. Strips of Hope: Accuracy of Home Pregnancy Tests and New Developments. GeburtshilfeFrauenheilkd 2014;74(7):661–669.
So if you are thinking of testing before your missed period, why not try Clearblue Early Detection Pregnancy Test.
The day of your expected period is the day your period is due to start. If you still haven’t got your period the next day, this is the day of your missed period. So, if you see instructions telling you to take the test four days before your expected period, this is the same as five days before your missed period.
- Provides early detection of the pregnancy hormone. 71% of pregnancies can be detected 6 days before the missed period (5 days before the expected period).
What are the early signs of pregnancy?
A missed period is often the first sign of pregnancy, but tender breasts, nausea, tiredness, and mood swings, among other symptoms may also be early signs you’re pregnant.
Get accurate results fast
Clearblue Rapid Detection Pregnancy Test offers the easiest testing experience with a pregnant result as fast as 1 minute from your missed period’.