How common are false positives with home pregnancy tests?
False positives with home pregnancy tests are extremely rare. These tests measure your urine for presence of the hormone hCG, which your body only makes when you’re pregnant.
Pregnancy tests may be less accurate if they’re expired or used improperly. Be sure to check the expiration date and read the instructions carefully.
Do pregnancy tests expire?
Pregnancy tests usually expire one to three years after manufacturing. Before taking an at-home pregnancy test, make sure to check the packaging for an expiration date.
How soon can I take a pregnancy test?
Depending on the pregnancy test you use, you may be able to get accurate results as early as 10 days after unprotected sex. However, you’re more likely to get accurate results if you test after the first day of your missed period.