Re: tests -- accurate??
Actually the at home urine tests are very accurate. In fact, that's what most clinics and offices use nowdays instead of the blood test. But they have to be done CORRECTLY. That's the key. It's not hard to do it correctly - you can pee in a cup if you want to be sure you do it without splashing. The only thing that I can think of that makes people think they are not accurate is that sometimes it takes longer than the 2 or 3 minutes to get a positive result (which can be very very faint). I remember when I was pregnant last time I got the faintest result, and it was after the 10 minute time limit, but it was there. I did end up getting a blood test and it was positive. So it can be frustrating. So anyway, if you are late for your period, assuming you ovulated when you usually do, the chances of getting an accurate result is good. But obviously if you don't have regular periods then it could be hard to determine if you are late.