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When should I take a pregnancy blood test

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Yes: Blood tests can be done soon after conception (8-9 days after). It's best to wait until after your first missed period to test with he urine pregnanc ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Still pregnant: If timing necessitates, absolutely.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Technique & timing: You should wait 4-5 after a missed period to do home test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. Blood tests are m ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not True!: If the otc test is negative you can get a blood test but the Depo-Provera will not cause the otc test to be false negative or positive.
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A 27-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 3 weeks for the embryo to m ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Meyer
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Takes 6-12 days: Yes, it takes 6-12 days for the test to become positive. She should wait at least one week after intercourse before doing a pregnancy test. If it is ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mostly likely: pregnant if you can see a second line, retest in a few days, and the line will get darker. If unsure, see your doctor.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trust it : Tests are accurate about 7-10 days after conception. After this much time you can trust the results. Spend your money on birth control instead of more ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not if it's negative: A positive test is pretty accurate, but a negative test is not reliable that early. It can take 11 days after conception to show a positive blood tes ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and yes.: You can get positive followed by negative if the test was done improperly or if the pregnancy failed for any reason. Should repeat the test in a few ... Read More
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