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ASargent42
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I know that with HPT, it is best to wait and take them first thing in the morning, because the urine is concentrated.

But would it work the same if you sort of dehydrated yourself, i.e. didn't drink very much all day, and then took it at night? the urine would still be concetrated, right?

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Follow the directions found in the HPT package. Some say that you can test any time of day, and some have specific instructions, such as first morning urine.

First morning urine is best because your body does a lot of its work, including waste removal and hormone action, while you sleep. It's also more concentrated, as you said. Dehydrating yourself probably wouldn't be very comfortable at all, and probably won't make a difference in accuracy.

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