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A 23-year-old female asked:

If a woman's hcg levels are low, will a blood pregnancy test come back as positive if she is pregnant?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Mutually: Contradictory. Positive pregnancy test depends on blood levels of 25 or higher for hcg. If a woman is pregnant her HCG level will go up.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
HCG: A women's levels and a babies levels are two different things. If a woman is pregnant, then regardless of her personal levels, the HCG should be higher than one would expect if that woman was not pregnant.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 37 years experience
HCG is what suppresses the menstrual cycle in pregnancy, so by definition it has to be higher than baseline at the first missed period.
Feb 13, 2014
Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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