What is Best Time of Day to Take a Pregnancy Test?

Are you suspecting you got pregnant?, in order to get positive results you must know, what is best time of day to take a pregnancy test?

What is the best time of day to take a pregnancy test in urine?

  • The highest HCG level in the pregnant urine is the morning.

The reason is that:
Morning urine sample is concentrated during the night, thus can maximize low pregnancy hormone at the early pregnancy.

  • Don’t drink a lot of water before a urine pregnancy test.

The reason is that:
A lot of water will dilute the urine content of the pregnancy hormone, that’s make detection of low hcg levels is difficult at the beginning of pregnancy.
Read about: hcg levels twins.
What factors affect the accuracy of a pregnancy test in a urine sample?

  1. Avoid touching the absorbent pad when trying to open the pack.
  2. Using midstream urine can cause false results,
  3. Best procedures: please void a urine sample into a cup, then immerse the absorbent pad only in the cup, and wait for urine fluid to go through the two lines, remove from the urine, read pregnancy results within a minute.
  4. Read the required temperature for storing the home pregnancy test packs in will not used after buying.
  5. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for complete steps and cautions.

best time of day to take a pregnancy test

What is the best time of day to take a pregnancy test in blood?

Serum beta subunit HCG hormone test can detect any small numbers of pregnancy hormone and it’s level doesn’t depend on specific date during the day.

So that the best time of day to take a pregnancy test in laboratory is any time during the day.

What factors affect pregnancy test accuracy in blood?

  1. Improper blood sampling by a lab technician.
  2. Not well maintained or calibrated instruments.
  3. Only take a test in a trustful laboratory.

Read about:

  1. HCG levels chart
  2. How long to wait for blood test results?

Dr.Megan Ralf

A Medical laboratory Scientist who devoted his life to medical and laboratory sciences, writes his everyday expertise dealing with various pathological conditions through laboratory diagnosis of different body fluids, also participating in many workshops for first aids, infection control, and urgent care. Also Dr Megan Ralf coaching many medical teams.

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