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Top 8 Pregnancy Tests


Updated May 16, 2014

When you're choosing a pregnancy test, it's hard to make a quick decision standing in front of the kits at the store. But you really want, and need, reliability and trust in which ever kit you choose. Not every pregnancy test will work for you, some of it will depend on how far along you think you are, when your period is due and other factors. Though most tests work as they are advertised, a few are less reliable simply because they measure less hCG. Here are our top picks for pregnancy tests.

1. Detect5 Progressive Pregnancy Test

Detect5 Progressive Pregnancy Test
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This pregnancy test is very different.  While it is performed with urine and taken at home, rather than a simple positive or negative answer, it can also provide you with a range for your hCG levels at five levels. This can be very helpful to you if you're trying to figure out how far along you are or whether your hCG rates are rising or falling. This is a newer test and costs a bit more money than the average pregnancy test.

2. First Response Pregnancy Test Kit

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First Response has been around a long time and provides a quality product that can be used three days before you miss your period. Remember that, as with any early pregnancy test, a negative result may mean that you've tested too soon. A positive result can be assumed accurate.

3. Clear Blue Easy Pregnancy Digital Test

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The newer digital tests are very nice as far as convincing moms that they are pregnant. Older tests are measuring 50 mIU of hCG, this one step kit is another product worth looking at for your testing needs. The digital pregnancy test removes the guessing if you see a line. It simply says pregnant or not pregnant, as opposed to measuring two lines or a plus sign.
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4. e.p.t. Pregnancy Test

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Name recognition is a big factor in this test and it does measure 40 mIU of hCG. It also is available in multi-packs. e.p.t. stands for the error proof test. It also has a digital version. This is a common brand available.

5. Answer Pregnancy Test

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Answer detects 100 mIU of hCG in your urine, and frequently comes in multi-packs for multi tests. You may not find this at all locations where pregnancy tests are sold. It is still a reliable test.

6. Fact Plus Pregnancy Test

Fact Plus Pregnancy Test
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Fact Plus has undergone a couple of big changes in the last few years, including a more standardized look to their test. Comes in multi packs, older tests kit may only measure 250 mIU of hCG. This is another well known, brand name pregnancy test.

7. Equate Pregnancy Test

Equate Pregnancy Test
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This test kit measures 25 mIU of hCG in your urine, one of the lowest amounts detectable. This is one of the least expensive pregnancy tests, just a bit more than the thin strips.

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