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Can I do a pregnancy test before my period is due?

By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 08/02/2022

It is not recommended. If a pregnancy test is done prematurely, it is very likely to result in a false negative because it is very difficult to detect very low levels of the beta-hCG hormone that indicates pregnancy.

For a pregnancy test to be reliable, it is necessary to wait for the menstrual delay or 15 days after intercourse.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.