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A 41-year-old female asked:

3 1/2 weeks late. dr did urine test &neg. 2 days later hcg<2. dr said undetectable, not preg. why is it not 0? why do i have hcg then?

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Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Normal: just labs report the lowest number that is significant and just put less than 1 or 2 or 5 but HCG is present in the body and can be found in some doses Just people are taking HCG shots for weight control and it will increase levels In your case less than 2 basically means it is not present in your system

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