A 32-year-old female asked:
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how long is the total process of fertilization, implantation and enough hcg to be detected in urine pregnancy test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
About 3 weeks: Conception occurs within day or so of the sex. It takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully.
Answered on Jan 30, 2020

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