A diagnosis of pregnancy is usually very important to both the woman and the man involved. Today, pregnancy tests are available in inexpensive commercial kits that can be done quickly. It has been reported that one-third of women who think they may be pregnant have used a home pregnancy test. Any woman who tests positive with a home pregnancy kit should make an appointment to have the results confirmed by a clinician or doctor.
Home urine pregnancy tests are most accurate if taken 1 week after the missed menstrual period. Although home pregnancy tests are proven to be about 97 percent accurate, false positive and false negatives can occur. If your test comes out negative but you still think you're pregnant, you shouldn’t worry. You could wait a week and try again, or go straight to your doctor.