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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
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
Can a dollar store pregnancy test be accurate? Is there some ppl that it isn't? Is it possible even after blood tests to still be pregnant and not kno
They are accurate: They are accurate. If blood test negative, very good chance you are not pregnant unless a lab error or just conceived <2 wks ago. ...Read more
How much more accurate are the serum blood tests for confirmation than the urine home pregnancy tests? I am one week late with negative home tests.
No: 'routine' blood tests as from a scheduled physical examination test for basic electrolyte levels (sodium, potassium, calcium, chlorides, etc), blood counts (how many red and white cells, level of hemoglobin, etc) and perhaps certain enzyme levels. They do not routinely include the hormone indicative of pregnancy, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg). Tests for this must be ordered separately. ...Read more
OB labs: Depends on the doc. I get blood type and antibody screen. Complete blood count. Hepb, c. Hiv. Rubella. Syphilis. Cystic fibrosis or sickle cell screen. Glucose tolerance test. Additionally, i get a urine culture, gonorrhea/chlamydia test, pap smear (if due)... These aren't blood tests but part of most OB lab panels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on risks.: First trimester blood work includes: blood count, blood type, exposure to hiv, syphilis, hepatitis b, immunity to rubella, pap smear and cultures for gc & chlamydia in the second trimester, screening for anemia and gestational diabetes. In the third trimester, a second screen for hiv, syphilis and a vaginal culture for group b strep. Additional testing may be offered depending on risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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