To take a pregnancy test, always follow the directions on the package that comes with your test. Read and follow all of the instructions including how to do tests in different types of urine and different temperatures. For example, some tests require you to not eat for at least 12 hours before testing; others only need 2-3 days after your period. Some tests require specific times or procedures such as having someone else pee into a plastic cup for you because there is blood involved in most pregnancy kits (blood means pregnant). Make sure you read each step carefully!!