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How Soon Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

If you’re anxious to learn if you’ve conceived, you may be wondering just how soon you can find out for sure. According to Dr. Alyssa Dweck, an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Mount Kisco Medical Group in New York, timing a test for accurate results depends upon whether a blood or urine test is being administered. “A woman can take an ultra-sensitive blood test six to 12 days after ovulation, and her pregnancy test should appear positive,” she explains. Urine tests, such as home pregnancy tests, however, won’t usually show positive results until the day your period is expected or later.

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