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Best 5 pregnancy tests in the UK

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Pregnancy tests are one of the best inventions ever made, as it can give you an answer that is up to 99% accurate of if you are or aren't pregnant. To have this level of accurateness you need to buy one of the best pregnancy tests, making sure that the quality is as high as you need to know what is happening inside you. 

You can take a pregnancy test up to five days before your period is due. The early tests will promise to give readings ‘six days before your missed period’ – your missed period day is the day after your period is expected. During the early days of pregnancy, your hCG levels rise rapidly, so if you want as accurate a result as possible, do the pregnancy test on the day of your missed period. Whether positive or negative, the result will be over 99% accurate.

It is possible to get a pregnancy test on the NHS, but most people use a commercial product. If you think you might be pregnant, read on to find the best pregnancy tests: 

Best 5 pregnancy tests in the UK

Clearblue is one of the most well-known brands for pregnancy tests. Having two tests is great if you want to double-check if you're really preganant, or if you're trying to get pregnant and need more than one test. This is a bestseller in most retail shops in the UK and worldwide. 


Another good brand that you can invest on is First Response, which has a package with two tests to make your life easier. The brand also promises to tell you six days earlier which can be awesome if you are desperately waiting for you period. 

Tesco Health Pregnancy Tests can be used from the day your period is due and are 99% accurate. Results are shown within two minutes.

It's over 99% accurate and easy to use. Get your results in three minutes. Simple as that. 


This test is one step and easy to use. You get your results in three minutes with a rate of over 99% accuracy. Also you can use it as early as four days before your period is due.

What to do next? 

If you are pregnant

Go to your GP for an appointment, telling them you think you are pregnant. From there, your doctor will be able to help you and give the correct pieces of advice, and also confirm if you are or aren't pregnant with a blood test as well. 

Also read: How to work out how many weeks pregnant you are? and Pregnancy Week by Week.

If you aren't pregnant

And want to be pregnant, keep trying and read our content for trying to conceive. Or if you don't want to be pregnant, don't forget to use contraception and protection during sex.

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