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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
How does one know that ur thalessemia minor before pregnancy n ur partner also ? What r the blood tests ?
Why do I keep getting negative urine and blood tests when I clearly look 5 months pregnant and have all pregnancy symptoms?
Not pregnant: If both blood and urine tests are negative for HCG, you are not pregnant. You may have just gained weight. If you must, you may ask your doctor for an ultrasound examination which would clearly reveal a fetus it there is one. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Hi had a number of blood tests done one including pregnancy test all my bloods came back satisfactory what does satisfactory mean?
No problem: Best to check with the doctor who reviewed the results, but "satisfactory" suggests no problem. ...Read more
I had a stubal litigation six years ago, did a few home pregnancy tests, 3 came out positive, when for blood tests showed negativ?
Good day. Just want get some advice on my pregnancy. Did some HCG blood tests.
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Are autoimmune blood tests & antiphosopolipid usually recommended for later pregnancy loss & not for 2 early mc (6 weeks & 8 weeks)? Should I get em
APS and pregnancy: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is associated with pregnancy loss in both early and late pregnancy as defined by 1) > 3 unexplained, consecutive pregnancy losses 1 unexplained fetal death > 10 weeks of pregnancy. In each case, the pregnancy loss related to the anatomic, hormonal or chromosomal abnormalities should be excluded first before the test is sent. ...Read more
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