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Old Aug 31st, 2011, 06:06 AM   1
jessica716
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mIU levels on pregnancy tests...


The most sensitive tests (like the ones available at Early Pregnancy Tests.com) are capable of detect hCG levels at the 20mIU/hCG threshold (mIU, or International Units, is a level of measurement). 20mIU/hCG is the level of hCG that is typically present, on average, in the urine of pregnant women at about seven to ten days past ovulation. 20mIU is really the perfect sensitivity level, allowing you to test early (before your first missed period) while not being overly sensitive. If a test is too sensitive, it can detect naturally-low levels of hCG that may be present in a non-pregnant woman's system. Something to keep in mind. On the other hand, some drugstore brands offer very low sensitivity level tests (higher numbers, even over 100mIU/hCG). While there is nothing wrong with these tests, they do require that you wait longer to begin testing - well after a woman's missed period.

Asda - 15miu
AimStrip (aka AimStick) Pregnancy Test Strip 20 mIU
BabyHopes Generic Pregnancy Test Strip 20 mIU
Accuclear Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Answer Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Clearblue Easy +/- 25 mIU
Clearblue Easy Digital (1 piece, blue cap) 25 mIU
Clear Choice w/ Cup 25 mIU
Confirm 1-Step Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
CVS Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Dollar Store Brand (mini-strip, cassette, & midstream) 25 mIU
earlypregnancytests.com - 10miu
Early Detect 25 mIU
e.p.t. +/- Test 25 mIU
e.p.t. 1-Step Digital Test 25 mIU
e.p.t. Certainty Digital Test 25 mIU
Equate +/- (Wal-mart) 25 mIU
Equate Pregnancy Test (Wal-mart) 25 mIU
Fact Plus Midstream Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
One Step Be Sure Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Right Aid Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Sainsburys - 15miu
Superdrug - 10miu and 15 miu
Target Brand Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Walgreen Midstream Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Walgreen Digital 25 mIU
Fact Plus Cassette 40 mIU
Clearblue Digital 25 mIU
CVS "Early Result" Cassette Pregnancy Test -50 mIU
Drug Emporium Brand Pregnancy Test -50 mIU
early Pregnancy test -50 mIU
Walgreens Cassette Pregnancy Test - 50 mIU



So far Superdrugs own brand seem to be one of the best fr picking up early hcg levels...

Feel free to add any other brands onto the list ladies..



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2011, 06:10 AM   2
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Nice list!
Where did you find all the information?
I've been looking online and pretty much every website has a different answer.



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2011, 06:15 AM   3
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Some are off supplier websites...others from when i was ttc last year and some from friends that are ttc at the moment...

So maybe a few slightly out if suppliers have very recently changed but should be all pretty much upto date!

Hope it comes in useful for some of you ladies

I personally would always use the superdrug ones now, picked up a lovely dark at 8dpo for me whereas others came up with nothing!!



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2011, 06:17 AM   4
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I just bought some from ebay abd they 15 miu and theres ones at earlypregnancytests.com that are 10miu



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Old Aug 31st, 2011, 07:37 AM   5
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asda 15miu



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