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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can a pregnancy blood test show im pregnant if im only 6 days past ovulation. dont the egg supposed to attach first ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: 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.
Last updated Oct 4, 2020
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