(Closed) Accuracy of dollar store pregnancy tests

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Would you trust a $1 dollar general test
    Yes : (48 votes)
    80 %
    No : (12 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee

    from what I’ve seen, a test cannot really give you a false positive.

    Post # 3
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    8962 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Soonerbee07:  I’ve heard they’re just as reliable, but tbh I’d scrounge up the $12 and get one from CVS or Walgreen. Especially if you’ve already taken 3 of them and aren’t comfortable with the results. Or doesn’t Planned Parenthood do them free? (Not sure, thought they did)

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    the dollar stores ones are just as accurate as the more expensive ones

    Post # 5
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    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I would suggest just buying the $10 test instead of wasting your money buying numerous $3 tests.  

    I also think pregnancy symptoms generally start around week 6 for most women. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    After TTC for over two years, I had long since stopped buying the expensive tests.  I never had a dollar store test malfunction, (if that’s what you mean by no result) or give an evap.  

    Actually, I just went to the Dollar General website and looked at their tests, and it looks like they are blue dye tests, (the tests I used were $1 pink dye tests from Dollar Tree, I just assumed they would be the same/similiar).  Blue tests pretty much suck, so if that’s what you used, no I probaly wouldn’t trust the result.  Go to the drug store and buy a PINK DYE test and test with that.  

    At almost two weeks late, you should be able to get a positive test by now if you ARE pregnant, but some women take a while to get a positive result on an HPT.  Keep in mind, though, that there are other reasons for late periods besides pregnancy.  Sometimes you will just have an annovulatory cycle for no particular reason.  Stress or travel can delay things as well.  Just things to keep in mind before you panic.

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’d just go buy a First Response Early Results (FRER).

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Soonerbee07:  I trust dollar store tests, but a first response early result will absolutely be accurate and cheaper than a blood test.

    Post # 9
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I had been trying to conceive for a while and at first began buyingthe expensive tests but after a while i began using the dollar store tests because i didn’t want to keep spending a fortune. A agree with another poster if it is a blue dye test i wouldn’t trust it.. i have actually gotten a false postive with an expensive blue dye test ( blue dye is known to bleed over or give evaporation lines) i would only test with pink dye or digital. When i finally got my bfp it was on a pink dye dollar store test and it was even 5 days before my missed period.

    suprisingly when I went to the doctor after my bfp I was hesitant on if I really was pregnant or not because I used a cheap test but suprisingly my doctor said whenever you go to the doctors office or hospital to take a pregnancy test they use the same cheapo tests too so I’m going to say dollar brand tests work just as well. Considering the medical field uses them as well I feel comfortable with it. But again if it was blue dye just go back to the store and get a pink dye.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I trust dollar store tests and other cheapies. I have gotten a positive on a dollar store tests, along with other cheapies and more expensive ones. But if it’ll give you peace of mind, I would say go get a First Response Early Result.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

    i have only used $1 tests and gotten positives (true) and negatives (true) on them. 

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    Dollar store tests are the same dip sticks you’d find if you went to a clinic to get a test done, just without the bells and whistles (and by bells and whistles, I mean packaging 😉

    Post # 13
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    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Soonerbee07:  the store bought test are the same as the ones done in your doctors office 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

    I definitely trust dollar store pregnancy tests. When I got my bfp it was with a dollar store test and later that day I took a more expensive Clear Blue digital test and it said “not pregnant” even though I was. I think that happened because I tested at night and it was before my period was even due, so I think dollar store tests can actually detect early pregnancy better than some other brand name tests.

    Post # 15
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    953 posts
    Busy bee

    Yes dollar store tests CAN give you false positives. 

    Believe me. I’ve had them. Multiple ones.

    About 6m ago I was feeling..icky. I rarely track my a anymore I have an Iud.  Well I went and bought a test just to ease my mind. There was a second light line. I took another..no line..I took another..light line.  I took another, no line. I peed in a cup and dipped 2 in. One had no line another had two but one in the wrong place. I mean immediatly. I even had my son look. They were faint lines, not close to the control line but definitly there abd not squinters. I even posted them on doyouseealine and others saw it too. I showed Fi.  He told me to take a better test. Took frer. .neg.  took clearblue digital neg. Got af. 

    I took those tests apart and went crazy. 

    I’ll NEVER trust them again. 

    I should have had Fi pee on them..He was prob preg too. 

     

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