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How soon can I get a blood test for a pregnancy

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Same day: You can wait longer but a serum (blood) test is reliable even a day or two before the expected missed period.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Home test: If the urine test is positive, there is no need for a blood test. Blood tests are used when it is too soon for a urine test.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Standard blood studies do not address that question. A quick urine test for HCG is the easiest way.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Repeat..: It is certainly a low Hcg level but still you would need to have it repeated in order to have a final diagnosis. With pregnancy the levels should be r ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When did you do it?: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Obstetrics: You can get this at any family clinic, OB clinic or even at planned parenthood.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Something's going on: Could try another test (follow instructions exactly) If negative, see your doctor, likely a blood pregnancy test will be done since you ad an abnorma ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May repeat in a week: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes,Tested too early: Home pregnancy test should be done 5-6 days after a missed period, negative result from a test done too early does not rule out pregnancy. You may get ... Read More
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