Whether it s planned or unplanned you would wish to confirm as early as possible whether you are pregnant or not. A home pregnancy test is the most common easiest and safest way to confirm your pregnancy. Various home pregnancy test kits that vary from company to company are available at your pharmacy nearby. But how accurate are they? The Test A home pregnancy test detects the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine. This hormone is produced when the fertilized egg gets attached to the wall of the uterus. The kit may have test strip or dipstick.