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Can a blood test give me a positive pregnancy result while an over-the-counter urine test gives me a negative result?

Can a blood test give me a positive pregnancy result while an over-the-counter urine test gives me a negative result?

Yes: The blood test is more sensitive than the otc urine test, so it will be positive before the urine test may turn positive. ...Read more

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Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I took a urine pregnancy test every week for 3 wks. Negative. 2 days ago i took a blood test hCG was 64. Today my urine test showed positive.?

I took a urine pregnancy test every week for 3 wks. Negative. 2 days ago i took a blood test hCG was 64. Today my urine test showed positive.?

Congratulations!: You are not very pregnant but just so but you are. You were not pregnant those other times. They were not falsely positives with a 64 now! ...Read more

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Went to doc. Had pregnant urine test. Positive. Blood test result: 4147 (#) <3 mlu/ml: neg 3-8 mlu/ml: may indicate early preg. What does it mean?

Went to doc. Had pregnant urine test. Positive. Blood test result: 4147 (#) <3 mlu/ml: neg 3-8 mlu/ml: may indicate early preg. What does it mean?

Here are some…: I'm glad to see you have received such wonderful medical care; however, based on currently available information, it would be most logical to direct your current concern & question to the treating doctor for confirmation & counseling so to minimize potential confusion and anxiety, which commonly results from online inquiry. Of course, make sure to supply detailed Hx stressing sequence of events. ...Read more

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Can blood test show if I am pregnant. If urine test showed negative?

Can blood test show if I am pregnant. If urine test showed negative?

Possibly.: These tests are good, but like all tests, can have variations. Blood tests can detect this shortly after implantation as well as urine tests that are sensitive, but less sensitive blood and urine tests need 3-4 more days to become positive. No two people are alike either, so that can cause variations also. Time and a specific quantitative test can best confirm this, so see your dr. To be sure. ...Read more

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Can hCG be found in a woman's system if she is not pregnant ? Blood test had low levels of hcg, urine test was negative.

Can hCG be found in a woman's system if she is not pregnant ?
Blood test had low levels of hcg, urine test was negative.

Pituitary: Pituitary makes HCG normally. Low levels of the hormone may be within the normal pattern. Please discuss the matter with your doctor if a quantitative assay for the hormone level are warranted. ...Read more

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Low hCG in blood test, negative urine test, can I still be pregnant when missed period but on duphaston?

Low hCG in blood test, negative urine test, can I still be pregnant when missed period but on duphaston?

Yes: Blood tests detect lower levels of HCG than urine tests do. Duphaston will not have an effect on the HCG detection by blood or urine. Repeat blood HCG or urine testing in 7 days would confirm a pregnancy if there is one. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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