The Highest Rated Pregnancy Test Devices on the Market in 2017
When it comes to getting the best pregnancy tests, there are a few important things to consider; the test sensitivity, the simplicity, and how much it costs. For example, brand tests tend to be more expensive and function as expected, while unbranded tests are equally as good, FDA-approved and typically more sensitive than branded tests. Test strips are easily the cheapest of these options, similar to the kind you would find at a doctor’s office or clinic. The one thing these all have in common, is that they all have roughly a 99% accuracy.
Pregnancy test sensitivity.
Some of the most sensitive pregnancy tests out there can detect hCG levels up to the 20mIU/hCG(mIU representing a level of measurement). This value represents what tends to be the most common amount of hCG found in the urinary tract of women who are seven days past ovulation. It is best to have a test sensitivity around this level because if a test is far too sensitive, it may find very low levels of hCG in a woman who is not pregnant. And depending on the intended desire of the user, sometimes a sensitivity that is too low will require a longer waiting period before use, as it will typically detect a hCG level of around 100. In most cases, sooner is better, so the 20 hCG sensitivity level pregnancy tests tend to be the most reliable.
How easy the test is to use.
If you’re going to be paying a handful of money for one these tests, you’re of course going to actually want to know how to use it without producing error. Luckily in modern age it is fairly easy to use pregnancy tests. Most of the time, standard pregnancy tests involve just pointing the tip of the device towards your stream of urine as you pee, with the exception of strip tests, where you will need to urinate in a cup and then dip the strip into the sample. Both methods are equally reliable, but in the case of women who are trying to conceive regularly, it would be more cost effective to purchase the strips, as they come in multiple packs. It is important to note that you should always follow the pregnancy test’s instructions; do not go online to try other methods, stick to the package’s instructions.
Internet pregnancy tests.
While this is not a different style of pregnancy test, the availability of them makes them unique in the sense that you can choose the perfect brand or style of pregnancy test online and produce typically better test results. Although it is important to mention that online-bought pregnancy tend to be more sensitive.
In the end, each of these options is suitable for any users. The main difference is in pricing, and in the knowledge it takes to understand how to use each one properly. To get as accurately as possible, remember that residual hCG can produce faulty results(that slim 1% error that can sometimes happen).