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A 20-year-old female asked:

I've made beta hcg blood test as my period was two days late. the result was 5.3 ! does it mean that am pregnant or not ! and what shall i do !

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably not, but...: At the lab I use, we consider everything less than 6 a negative result but every lab has its own cut-off. Sometimes we will repeat borderline tests in a week just to be sure. Best wishes!
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