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is it ever too late to take a pregnancy test

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
No: Pregnancy tests measure HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which is produced from the placenta. It typically peaks at 8-11 weeks gestation, but remai ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Tests are accurate: Pregnancy happens only if you have unprotected sexual intercourse around the time of your ovulation (a few days window) when you have a mature egg rea ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Being Pregnant: If one is pregnant one should always test positive for pregnancy. It is extremely unlikely to get a false negative.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hmmm....: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: 7-8 weeks after conception is VERY pregnant. Good wishes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: If you are pregnant and 21 weeks, yes a pregnancy test would be positive. But at 21 weeks, you would probably be feeling movement. If you are that lat ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
10 days : Ome pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
No: Once your levels of HCG go above the threshold to be positive, they will not come back under the threshold until after you deliver.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Yes: If negative repeat again 10 days later.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Cacho
11 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: Dear BAkhtar, If you are sexually active I do recommend taking a pregnancy test.
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