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Quantitative blood test for hcg, what is this?

Quantitative blood test for hcg, what is this?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin: This test comes in two varieties, one a purely "qualitative" one that is intended to detect pregnancy, and a second quantitative one that provides a number, and thus can detect more subtle abnormalities of production either by the fetus, or a tumor. ...Read more

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Could a blood test for hCG ever be wrong if i took it one month after sex?

Could a blood test for hCG ever be wrong if i took it one month after sex?

Life is not perfect: And life is not exact. If a test says pregnant, and there are no symptoms of pregnancy, just recheck another test. If a test says not pregnant, but there are plenty of pregnancy symptoms, just recheck another test. However, the blood test at one month after sex (with no sex since that event) is almost always correct. ...Read more

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My blood test for hCG came at <1 but urine test this morning was positive. Is the blood test wrong? What does that mean?

My blood test for hCG came at <1 but urine test this morning was positive. Is the blood test wrong? What does that mean?

Testing for Pregnant: It all depends on when the blood test happened and how many hours or days separated the two. If one was false i would worry more about the urine test. Repeating the blood test once more may be the best next step. ...Read more

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Lmp 08feb.Blood test:2330 hcg.Any risk in pregnancy?Any other reason for hCG level other than pregnancy

Lmp 08feb.Blood test:2330 hcg.Any risk in pregnancy?Any other reason for hCG level other than pregnancy

Your doc should: Also do a Progesterone level to see if it is normal range for a preg greater than 10 is normal greater than 20 is good 5 or less is bad and they can do another bhcg as the bhcg should double in 3 days and when u are 6 1/2 -7 weeks gestation should be able to see a htbeat if u have a viable pregmnancy. ...Read more

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Got blood test for hCG and tsh:both elevated;hcg was 14, nurse stated was sup to be 5. 4 weeks along if pg.Dr wants another test. Why retest and am i pg?

Incomplete info: It is not clear what tests your doctor wants to do. It may be that s/he wants to do additional tests for thyroid function. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor and it is usually a good idea to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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On may 13 i was told that according to a blood test my hCG levels were 48294. How many weeks was i pregnant then? And when did i conceive?

On may 13 i was told that according to a blood test my hCG levels were 48294. How many weeks was i pregnant then? And when did i conceive?

Can't tell: Hcg levels do not correlate directly with gestational age. The best way to assess your gestational age is to get an ultrasound. Accurate measurements on the ultrasound can give you a better assessment of how far along you are. ...Read more

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I had a blood test .My hCG level is less than 2.0 but my prolactin level is 36.6 shall i be pregnant ? I have not started with my periods. Plz help

I had a blood test .My hCG level is less than 2.0 but my prolactin level is 36.6 shall i be pregnant ? I have not started with my periods. Plz help

Needs Evaluation: It is not likely that you are pregnant. Hcg levels start to fall after about 12 weeks gestational age, but would likely still be detectable. There are several other causes for elevated prolactin, including pituitary tumors and certain medications. I would follow with your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more