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Are blood tests for pregnancy always accurate?

Are blood tests for pregnancy always accurate?

Depends on gest age: The blood pregnancy test or beta HCG is very sensitive and specific. The hormone is produced only by a developing human pregnancy. However, one result is only a snapshot. A very early pregnancy could be normal, not normal or possibly an ectopic pregnancy. Sometimes it is necessary to check the levels over several days to discern how the pregnancy is going. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When are blood pregnancy tests definitely accurate?

When are blood pregnancy tests definitely accurate?

Yes: Serum measurement of HCG is very accurate in detecting pregnancy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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When are blood pregnancy tests accurate?

When are blood pregnancy tests accurate?

Pretty quick: The hormone betaHCG is detectable within 5-7 days of implantation. So it can be positve before a missed period. ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

How accurate are blood tests for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

T4 higher: Tsh is usually unaffected, however, serum levels of T4 are higher during pregnancy than during non-pregnant state. In combination, these tests are accurate during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are blood tests for pregnancy done at the gyno?

Are blood tests for pregnancy done at the gyno?

Serum HCG's can: Often be drawn at the doctor's clinic or at a lab. ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

Not diagnositic: Blood test do not diagnose appendicitis, elevated blood cell counts in a person with right lower quadrant pain support the diagnosis. Imaging studies are more reliable than blood tests. ...Read more

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Is blood test for syphilis and herpes are accurate.

Is blood test for syphilis and herpes are accurate.

Yes: There is more than one test type for syphilis and both need to be done for accurate results. Herpes can generally be diagnosed with a single test. It may need to be repeated if the infection is too recent. ...Read more

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Why are blood pregnancy tests more accurate and detects sooner than urine tests?

Because : Blood is more sensitive, blood detects down to 2-5 miu HCG urine can go down to about 25-30 miu and urine can be influenced by the concentration of the urine. ...Read more

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What are the tests for false pregnancy?

What are the tests for false pregnancy?

Beta hcg: If the pregnancy test, beta hcg, is negative and the woman is having signs of pregnancy then this is a false pregnancy. ...Read more

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How accurate are tests these days. Like hiv. Stool test. Cancer test.

How accurate are tests these days. Like hiv. Stool test. Cancer test.

Lab tests: Are only as good as the doc who interprets them an then treats. If the lab is federally certified it has met certain standards. Using the same lab for comparison to previous testing is best. So, lab testing can be extremely helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Are all home taken pregnancy test accurate?

Yes and you: need to follow the instructions in the kit carefully. A negative test done too early does not exclude pregnancy. For optimal results do the test 4-5 days after a missed period and use first morning urine. ...Read more

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How accurate are the home pregnancy tests!?

How accurate are the home pregnancy tests!?

Pretty accurate : It's always a good idea to get it confirmed by your doctor but they are pretty similar to the ones we use in our office. That said I am suspicious of some if the really cheap ones out there. ...Read more

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How accurate are pregnancy tests?

How accurate are pregnancy tests?

See below: When performed correctly they are extremely accurate, reliable and valid. ...Read more

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Which are all pregnancy blood exam values?

Which are all pregnancy blood exam values?

Depends on your MD: A complete blood count, rubella, varicella hepatitis blood type and rh, urine, std tests . There are some optional like testing for cystic fibrosis, thyroid disease , vitamin d levels. It really depends on your md practice . These are some of the routine tests done at the beginning of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How accurate are home herpes tests? (it is a blood test) are they just as accurate?

How accurate are home herpes tests? (it is a blood test) are they just as accurate?

Why do you ask?: Even the antibody tests from big labs are not altogether sensitive or specific. Many folks have the antibodies but no lesions so probably cannot infect others. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very: The pregnancy test is very accurate. It measures to 25 miu of b-hcg. In other words it turns positive about a week after conception. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very accurate: They are very accurate, but no test is perfect. If you are concerned the test is wrong, you can have your dr perform a blood test. ...Read more

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How accurate are HCG pregnancy hormone blood tests at what would be 15 weeks?

How accurate are HCG pregnancy hormone  blood tests at what would be 15 weeks?

Accuracy in what way: At 15 weeks any pregnancy test would show positive if you were pregnant. The quantitative number, however, would not be very precise about just how pregnant you are. An ultrasound would be better for dating. ...Read more

Blood Tests (Definition)

Blood is usually drawn from your ...Read more