A 27-year-old female asked:
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would like to find out if i should take a pregnancy test or go get a blood test done for pregnancy ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce 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 Nov 10, 2017
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