Compare Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Test Comparison Chart
  Clearblue® Plus Pregnancy Test Accu-Clear® Early Pregnancy Test
Digital No No
Earliest Testing 4 days before expected period Day of expected period
HPT Accuracy Expected Period Day or Later * 99% 99%
1 Day Early
98% --
2 Days Early
97% --
3 Days Early
88% --
4 Days Early
56% --
POAS Yes Yes
PIAC Yes Yes
Time to Read Results 3 minutes 3 minutes
If Pregnant
Test Shows
A Plus + sign in the Result Window and a Blue line in the Control Window. One of the lines that make up the + symbol can be lighter than the other. Two purple-pink lines: one in oval Reference Window, the other in square Test Window; Shades may vary
If Not Pregnant
Test Shows
A Minus - sign in the Result Window and a Blue line in the Control Window. Only one purple pink line in the oval Reference Window
Time of Day to Test

Is First Morning Urine needed?
When testing early, before your expected period, first morning urine is recommended. Otherwise you can test any time of day. Not specified; However, instructions recommends reducing liquid intake 2 hours prior to testing to avoid diluting hCG.
  Clearblue® Plus Pregnancy Test Accu-Clear® Early Pregnancy Test
* Most brand pregnancy tests provide information similar to the following when indicating that the test is 99% accurate if used on the day of expected period or later: "99% accurate at detecting the pregnancy hormone. However, some pregnant women may not have detectable amounts of pregnancy hormone in their urine on the first day of the missed period or may have miscalculated the first day of their period."
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Always refer to the information sheet that comes with your pregnancy test for complete and current usage instructions and product options. Also, your test instructions will likely include information about error conditions; for example, when a line does not appear in the control window.
Last Update: November, 2013

POAS (on a stick) - the pregnancy test is held in urine stream, typically for 5, or more, seconds (check your instructions - each test varies slightly).

PIAC (in a cup) - First, urine sample is collected in clean container; Then test's tip is dipped into it, for several seconds, per test's instructions (each test varies slightly).

Most of today's top brand home pregnancy tests are extremely convenient and can be used either as POAS or PIAC.