Pregnancy Test
Early Detection

Results 6 days
before your missed period1

Buy now

When you want to know if you’re pregnant waiting to test can be hard. That’s why Clearblue® Early Detection Pregnancy Test can be used up to 6 days before your missed period, which is 5 days before the day you would expect your period to start (your expected period).1

Over 99% Accurate

Can test 6 days early

Clearblue®  Early Detection is our most sensitive test meaning you can test up to 6 days before your missed period (which is 5 days before your expected period).

Over 99% Accurate

Over 99% Accurate

From the day of your expected period.

Ergonomic Shape

Easy to use 

Clearblue features an ergonomic design, including a longer, curved stick, and wide colour-changing tip. 

Unique Floodguard™ Technology

Our unique Floodguard™ Technology, which helps reduce the No.1 reported cause of user error2 and makes testing easier.

Easy to read results

Easy to read results

Clear and simple result layout; 2 lines if you’re pregnant, 1 line if you’re not pregnant.3


More product views

    What do other people think ?

    How to use Clearblue® Early Detection Pregnancy Test

    1. When to test

    • Test up to 6 days before your missed period, which is 5 days before your expected period see Q3.
    • If testing before your expected period, use the first urine of the day. Otherwise you can test any time of the day.
    • Don't drink lots of liquid before taking the test.

    2. Take the test

    Remove the foil wrapper and take off the cap. Use the test stick straight away.


    • IMPORTANT: The colour change tip will instantly turn pink showing that urine is being absorbed.

    A) Hold the colour change tip in your urine stream for a full 5 seconds. 


    B) Completely immerse the tip only in a sample of your urine collected in a clean, dry container for a full 20 seconds. 

    • If the colour change tip does not turn completely pink, see Q7. 
    • Replace the cap and lay the test stick flat. 
    • Start timing. 

    WAIT 3 MINUTES Before reading your result.

    3. Read your result

    A line in the control window may start to appear quickly but you MUST wait 3 minutes before reading your result. If you don’t see a blue line in the control window the test has not worked (see Q8).

    • If your result is ‘Not Pregnant’, see Q4. 
    • If your result is ‘Pregnant’, see Q3. 
    • If you are still unsure of your result, see Q9. 

    IMPORTANT! Read your result within 10 minutes of doing a test. Disregard any changes to your result after this time. 


    Frequently asked questions

    How does Clearblue® Early Detection work?

    When you are pregnant your body produces the pregnancy hormone hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotrophin). This test can detect tiny amounts of hCG in your urine (the sensitivity of this test is 10 mIU/ml).

    When can I test with Clearblue® Early Detection?

    You can test up to 6 days before your missed period, which is 5 days before your expected period. If you test before your expected period and get a ‘Not Pregnant’ result, there is still a chance that you may be pregnant. See chart below for results of clinical testing with early pregnancy samples.

    Testing Early

    Number of days before the expected period

    % of samples from pregnant women giving a pregnant result














    My test says I’m ‘Pregnant’. What should I do?

    You should see your doctor who can advise you on what steps you should take next.

    My test says I’m ‘Not Pregnant’ but I still think I may. What should I do?

    You may not be pregnant, or the level of hCG may not yet be high enough to be detected, or you may have miscalculated the day of your expected period. If you tested early, test again when your period is expected. If your period is overdue, test again in 3 days’ time. If this test gives you a ‘Not Pregnant’ result and you still have not had your period, see your doctor.

    I previously tested ‘Pregnant’ but have tested again and got a ‘Not Pregnant’ result, or my period has started. What does this mean?

    Whilst the test is over 99% accurate at detecting the pregnancy hormone from the day of your expected period, it’s possible to get a pregnant result and find out later that you’re not pregnant (i.e., you may later get a not pregnant result, or your period may start). This may be due to natural loss during the early stages of pregnancy, known as ‘early pregnancy loss’, which sadly is not uncommon, as around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in early pregnancy loss. If you do get unexpected results, ask your doctor for advice.

    Can any medication or medical conditions affect the result?

    Always read manufacturers’ instructions for any medication you are taking before conducting a test. Medications containing hCG can affect the result. Ectopic pregnancy and recent pregnancy even if not carried to full term can cause misleading results. If you are in or approaching the menopause you may obtain a false pregnant result even though you are not pregnant. The test should not be affected by hormone therapies containing Clomiphene citrate, painkillers, alcohol, antibiotics, or the contraceptive pill. If you get unexpected results discuss them with your doctor.

    When I used the test the colour change tip did not turn completely pink. What should I do?

    You may not have applied enough urine; however, if the blue line in the control window appears within 10 minutes of taking the test then the test has worked. If no blue line appears in the control window within 10 minutes of taking the test, see Q8.

    I have taken the test but no blue line has appeared in the control window. What should I do?

    If it is more than 10 minutes since you took the test, then the test has not worked. This may be because:

    • The colour change tip was not kept pointing downwards or the test stick was not laid flat after urine was applied.
    • Too much or too little urine was used.

    Test again, using a new test stick, taking care to follow the instructions. You may wish to collect a sample of urine and test using the ‘Collected Sample’ method.


    What if I am unsure of my result?

    Refer to images in ‘Read your result’ section.

    Early not pregnant resultPICTURE A Your result is ‘Not Pregnant’. If you still think you might be pregnant, see Q4.



    Pictures B-D Your result is ‘Pregnant’. The appearance of the line in the result window may vary, however, it is still a ‘Pregnant’ result no matter how faint or dark it is.


    Pregnant resultPicture B: This is more likely when you are testing before your period is expected when your hCG levels may be relatively low.


    Pregnant resultPicture C: This is not unusual when you are testing on or around the day your period is expected.


    Pregnant resultPicture D: This is more likely to occur when you are testing more than a few days after your period was expected as hCG levels are higher.


    If you are still unsure of your result, you should wait at least 3 days before testing again, taking care to follow instructions.

    Dr Joanna Pike

    Reviewed by Dr Joanna Pike on Mar 18, 2016

    • 1. 'Missed period' refers to the day after your expected period. In 79% of the samples tested in a lab study, pregnancy was detected 6 days before the missed period (which is 5 days before the expected period). Always read leaflet.
    • 2. Vs our previous visual test design. Based on calls to helpline throughout 2010 and 2014. 3 Two blue lines is a pregnant results (even if either line is faint). Results may vary.