Timing is important – if you take a pregnancy test too early, it might show a negative result (not pregnant) even if you are pregnant!

To get an accurate pregnancy test result, you should take the test:

  • 14 days after you had sex, or
  • at least one day after your period is late.

If you have questions about when to take a test or about the results of a home test, you can always call your doctor or a clinic like Planned Parenthood to ask questions. You also can get a test at a clinic. For clinics near you, click here.


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