Drugstore Pregnancy Test Accuracy

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: How good are over the counter pregnancy tests?

Keith Eddleman, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
They are actually quite good now. Very, very sensitive and can diagnosis a pregnancy in as early as ten days after the missed last menstrual period.

Do you still recommend that people come in and get a blood test from their physician to confirm?

Keith Eddleman, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Well we either do a blood test to confirm, or if we can do an ultrasound and see that there's pregnancy inside the uterus, then that tells the same thing too. We do one or the other to confirm that the patient is indeed pregnant.