Pregnancy tests are designed to detect the pregnancy hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, also known as hCG. This hormone increases if a fertilized egg implants itself in the woman's cervix. Therefore, an elevated hCG level in a woman's urine indicates that she is pregnant. Pregnancy tests have two antibody lines. One is the control line, which turns color when dipped in urine. If the control line appears with color, it confirms that the test is functioning correctly. The second line is called the test line, and this line only turns color if your urine contains the amount of hCG that your pregnancy test is sensitive to. A positive test will provide you with an answer about whether you are pregnant. At Gravidtid.dk, you will find a wide selection of reliable and accurate pregnancy tests with fast delivery that can provide you with the answer to the question, "Am I pregnant?" We offer both standard pregnancy tests, digital pregnancy tests with week indicators to tell you how far along you are, and affordable pregnancy tests with some of the lowest prices on the market while maintaining the same high level of reliability as the more expensive ones. So, if you're wondering about the cost of a pregnancy test, our answer is that they are available at various price ranges, but at gravidtid.dk, you can find some of the cheapest and best pregnancy tests that are affordable for everyone.
Pregnancy test strip
Pregnancy test strips are an affordable pregnancy test. The accuracy is just as high as in the most expensive tests, but the test is produced at a lower cost without plastic sealing around the test.
Pregnancy test stick
The Pregnancy Test Stick is slightly more expensive than the strip because it has a protective plastic seal around the test, which helps prevent errors such as excess liquid on the test. Additionally, the pregnancy test can be easier to read on a stick format.
Digital pregnancy test
The digital pregnancy test provides you with a clear and unmistakable answer on whether you are pregnant or not in the test's display. There is no room for misunderstanding. "Gravid" or "Yes+" means you are pregnant. The digital pregnancy tests are very user-friendly and hygienic to use.
When can hCG be detected in urine?
HCG starts to rise when the fertilized egg has implanted itself 5-10 days after being fertilized by a sperm cell and began to divide. The level of the pregnancy hormone hCG then rises rapidly and doubles every three days during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Therefore, many women in the early stages of pregnancy will also experience that their pregnancy test evolves and becomes more clear within a few days. They may also find that the pregnancy test is negative one day and strongly positive the next day.
How accurate is a pregnancy test?
Pregnancy tests are of such high quality today that they are more than 99% reliable and accurate from the day of expected menstruation. However, you can still be pregnant even if your pregnancy test is negative. This is especially true if you test before the expected day of menstruation. This is because there can be variations in how quickly pregnant women produce the pregnancy hormone hCG.
When is a pregnancy test reliable?
Pregnancy tests are more than 99% reliable from the day of the expected menstruation. If you test before that, the accuracy is lower. Clinical tests on most early tests show, for example, that about 70% of pregnant women will get a positive result on an early pregnancy test 4 days before the expected menstruation. Therefore, you can still be pregnant even if you have received a negative result on a pregnancy test before the expected menstruation
Can you test negative even if you're pregnant?
Yes, you can be pregnant even if the pregnancy test is negative. This is especially true if you test before the expected day of menstruation. There can be significant variation in the time it takes for a fertilized egg to reach the uterine cavity, ranging from one day to one week, which is considered normal. Since the production of the pregnancy hormone hCG begins when the egg implants in the uterus, some individuals may have a positive pregnancy test one week before the expected period, while others may have a positive test a couple of days after the expected period.
Can a pregnancy test be false positive?
The reliability of early and regular pregnancy tests today is so high that it is extremely rare for a pregnancy test to give a false positive result. If a colored line appears on the test line of the pregnancy test within the time frame specified in the test's instructions, then you are pregnant. However, some individuals may still experience a positive pregnancy test followed by a normal menstrual period shortly after. Others may notice a fading line or no progression of the line on the pregnancy test. In both cases, it often indicates a biochemical miscarriage, which is the early loss of a fertilized egg in the pregnancy, typically occurring in weeks 3-5. Overall, the conclusion is that if a colored line appears within the time frame indicated in the instructions of your pregnancy test, it means that an elevated level of hCG has been detected, indicating that you are - or were - pregnant.
Shadow line on a pregnancy test
Some pregnancy tests may show a faint line or the hint of a line in the test area, even if you are not or have not recently been pregnant. This can happen when urine flows through the pregnancy test, leaving a faint shadow line on the antibody strip without color. Unfortunately, this line can be mistaken for a positive result on all pregnancy tests except digital pregnancy tests, which provide a clear answer.
Pregnancy test positive after time
When using a pregnancy test, it is very important that you read the instructions beforehand and adhere to the specified time intervals. This means that if you read the test after the time period stated in the instructions, it can result in a faint false positive. The reason is that the chemical reaction occurring in the test can continue over time, leading to a faint or even clear positive line appearing after the designated time. In some cases, a positive test after the designated time, taken very early in the cycle, may be an early sign of pregnancy. However, as a general rule, the test is considered negative after the designated time, and the best thing you can do for yourself is to examine the test. Hold it at arm's length and then discard it COMPLETELY if you do not see a line. You can always test again tomorrow or after a few days.
Buy your pregnancy tests at Gravidtid.dk
At Gravidtid.dk, you will find Denmark's largest selection of pregnancy tests. We ship orders every day of the week and offer fast and discreet delivery. We also provide free shipping on orders over 150 kroner