Internet cheapies are always being talked about on here as not as reliable as others but it simply isn't true, it's just that some ladies feel more convinced when they see it in writing or from a more established brand name. I have used the eBay cheapies for years and they have never steered me wrong. I have never felt the need to go out and spend £7 on one test for it to tell me the same thing. If you are not convinced then get a Dr to confirm it. But like I said the eBay ones are the best for early detection hun as long as you only read them within the specified time frame which I seem to remember is 5 mins. After that there is a chance of evap on any tests.
Pregnancy Test Sensitivity Chart
Sensitivities checked with manufacturers in July 2007
Test Name Lowest hCG detected
AimStrip (aka AimStick) Pregnancy Test Strip 20 mIU
AccuHome Midstream Pregnancy Test 25 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
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
Target Brand Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Walgreen Midstream Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Walgreen Digital 25 mIU
Fact Plus Cassette 40 mIU
Clearblue Digital 50 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
Yeah i'm just gonna second what all the other ladies have said. Internet cheapies are generally more sensitive. If you then want to see it "confirmed" as such by a more well known brand give it a couple of days for the hcg to increase as they won't pick it up as early.
I too have a bunch of IC tests stashed away and I think they are great for indicating possible pregnancies. I am one of those people who would probably need to use another test to confirm it but at the end of the day if there are two lines present on it within the time limit then you are most likely pregnant!
I would just third and fourth what everyone has said and say that it you do get two lines on an IC then leave it a couple of days before using a branded test as your HCG levels may not be high enough for them tests and I am sure you would be extremely upset to see a after seeing on the IC's.
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