## What does a Negative Pregnancy Test Look Like?
You’re trying for a baby, but you haven’t gotten your positive yet. Wondering what a negative pregnancy test might look like? A negative pregnancy test can give you an idea of when and if you’re able to get pregnant. Here’s a breakdown of what to look for, and what it could mean for your future.
### Kinds of Tests
There are two main kinds of pregnancy tests:
* Urine Tests – Urine pregnancy tests use the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) as an indicator of pregnancy. A small stick communicates with a sample of your urine to detect this hormone, and in a negative result, it will show either one line (in the case of a digital test) or two lines of equal darkness.
* Blood Tests – Blood pregnancy tests can detect hCG even earlier than a urine test, as early as 10 days post ovulation. It’s also the most accurate pregnancy test, and it will provide a numerical result that is measured in mIU/ml (millions of international units per milliliter).
### Positive Vs. Negative Results
It’s easy to tell the difference between a positive and negative result on a pregnancy test, because the two results appear differently. Below is a comparison chart of the two:
| Test Type | Positive | Negative |
| Urine Test| Two lines or a plus sign| One line|
| Blood Test| Numerical result higher than 5 mIU/ml| Numerical result lower than 5 mIU/ml|
### What Does a Negative Test Mean?
If your pregnancy test result is negative, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you aren’t pregnant. Since a negative result only indicates a lack of hCG in the body, it’s possible that your test was taken too early to detect the hormone.
It’s important to take a pregnancy test as close to the time that your period is due as possible. This will ensure the most accurate result. This means if your test result is negative and your period is still late, you should take another pregnancy test a few days later.
If you’re certain that your period is late and you’ve taken multiple tests or a few weeks have gone by without a positive result, it may be best to consult your doctor.
### In Conclusion
In conclusion, a negative pregnancy test result is most likely accurate if the test was taken at the right time. If your period is late and you get a negative result, make sure to take another test in a few days to be 100% certain. If you’re still unsure, speaking with your doctor is the best way to get reliable answers.
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