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Pregnancy Test Comparison Chart
  Clearblue® Digital Pregnancy Test Rite Aid® Digital Pregnancy Test
Digital Yes Yes
Earliest Testing 4 days before expected period Day of expected period
HPT Accuracy Expected Period Day or Later * 99% 99%
1 Day Early
95% --
2 Days Early
90% --
3 Days Early
82% --
4 Days Early
51% --
POAS Yes Yes
PIAC Yes Yes
Time to Read Results 3 minutes 3 minutes
If Pregnant
Test Shows
Pregnant appears in the Result Display Pregnant in Display Window.
If Not Pregnant
Test Shows
Not Pregnant appears in the Result Display Not Pregnant in Display 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 at any time of day. You can use the test at any time of day from the day you expect your period to start.
  Clearblue® Digital Pregnancy Test Rite Aid® Digital Pregnancy Test

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* 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.