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Which tests are performed to check pregrancy? can a normal blood test indicate pregrancy or a specific test is required to be done ?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Urine and blood: A hormone is released during pregnancy - It's called beta-HCG, A urine test is the first test to check if you are pregnant by detecting it in your urine. Sometimes blood tests are done to follow the level of beta hcg during your pregnancy. For all purposes, urine test should be a good place to start.

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Last updated Jul 20, 2014

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