Pregnancy tests all have different accuracies and have different times as to when they can be taken to be the most effective. Now there is a new pregnancy test out that will not only tell if you that you are pregnant, but will also tell you how far along you are as well. There is nothing more that you need to do with this test; you still just pee on the stick and then wait. The new test hit the market on September 1st.
This new test has been used in Europe since 2008 and the FDA just approved it for use in the U.S. Clearblue is the company that created the test. The Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test With Weeks Estimator is available for a very modest price of $19.15-suggested retail for a pack of three. It boasts that it is 99% accurate for positive or negative results and 93% accurate about the number of weeks along you are. The results are ready in just three minutes.
How does this test work exactly? The test still detects if there is hCG present in your urine. There is an added strip in the test that detects how much hCG is in the urine to predict how far along you are. There is one catch and that catch is that if you are pregnant with twins the results will be inaccurate for how far along you are as your hCG levels will be more elevated than if you were only having one baby. The pregnancy test itself will still be accurate.
You will still want to schedule an appointment with your doctor to see how far along you truly are and to confirm that you are pregnant. The test is a great way for you to get an approximate due date!