Brand is only one factor to consider while choosing a home pregnancy test. Other factors such as quality, convenience, ease of use, accuracy and sensitivity should influence your buying decision. Continue reading to learn more about Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test sensitivity.
Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test Sensitivity
Most in-home, OTC pregnancy tests work by testing a sample of your urine for the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).
Sensitivity refers to the amount of HCG in your urine required to trigger a positive test result.
Pregnant women will, over time, develop high levels of HCG in their system. Consequently, their urine will also contain enhanced levels of HCG.
Of course, at the beginning of pregnancy, HCG levels might seem normal. However, as time passes, enough HCG accumulates in your system to signal a big fat positive test result.
Some tests are designed to detect a “standard” amount of hCG on the first day of your missed period. These tests often have a sensitivity of 25 or 50 mIU/ml urine.
If you want to find out before the first day of your missed period, you’ll need a test that can detect lower levels of hCG.
Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test sensitivity is 10 mIU/ml.
We have confirmed this sensitivity rating using documents filed with the FDA by Syntron, the device’s manufacturer.
What can go wrong by testing early?
If you test early, you increase your risk of (1) a false positive result and (2) a false negative result. Here’s why.
False positive result
Some women have a naturally high level of HCG in their body. Because of this, a high-sensitivity test (such as the Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test) will display a positive result for pregnancy.
Also, some fertility medications and illnesses can potentially elevate your HCG level without your being pregnant.
False negative result
Some women have a naturally low HCG level. So, when they test early for pregnancy, they don’t have enough HCG to trigger a positive result.
Sensitivity and accuracy
You want to know now. Right? For this reason, you will, most likely, choose an early result pregnancy test such as this one from Walgreens.
When you read your result, remember that you may have an inaccurate result.
The following information describes how Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test sensitivity affects the accuracy of your result when testing early.
Six days early (5 days before your expected menstrual period)
Five days early (4 days before your EMP)
Four days early (3 days before your EMP)
Three days early (2 days before your EMP)
Two days early (1 days before your EMP)
Accuracy is greater than 99%.
One day early (0 days before your EMP)
Accuracy is greater than 99%.
Should I test early?
You should test early if you want to do it. Just stay aware of the increased possibility of a false result.
Most importantly, if you test early, confirm your result by testing again, with a new device, on the first day of your EMP.
As always, read the Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test instructions before you perform your test.
Are both Walgreens One Step Tests the same?
The Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test and the Walgreens One Step Pregnancy Test are different products.
The One Step Analog test displays two pink lines if you’re pregnant.
Walgreens’ One Step Pregnancy Test displays one pink line and a plus sign (+) if you’re pregnant.
Where can I buy the Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test?
Recently, we have discovered that the Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test is now for sale on Walgreens.com.
You can also buy this product at nearby Walgreens stores.
Learn more about Walgreens Pregnancy Tests
CPG Health has previously published the following information about the Walgreens Pregnancy Test. Use these articles to guide you into an informed buying decision.
- Does Walgreens Sell Pregnancy Tests?
- Walgreens Digital and One Step Pregnancy Tests
- Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test Instructions
- Walgreens Pregnancy Test Evaporation Line
- Who Manufactures Walgreens Pregnancy Tests?
- Walgreens Pregnancy Test One Line
- Walgreens One Step Analog Pregnancy Test False Positive