A 30-year-old female asked:
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would the levels of bhcg in ectopic pregnancy be enough to be detected on a home pregnancy test 6 days before a missed period?

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Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suh answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: You will need blood test.
Answered on May 6, 2013
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Home preg test: Most home pregnancy tests will detect a bhcg level of 25 or greater, regardless of whether or not the pregnancy is ectopic.
Answered on May 6, 2013
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