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BY the time your hCG level is high enough to detect in a home pregnancy test how many weeks pregnant will you be?

BY the time your hCG level is high enough to detect in a home pregnancy test how many weeks pregnant will you be?

Ralph881: Believe it or not, home pregnancy tests are positive at very low HCG levels in the first 2-3 weeks of pregnancy and sometimes even earlier. The key is performing the test on the first urine after a night's sleep so it is concentrated and not dilute and performing the test exactly as instructed ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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I took two home pregnancy test both came out positive but one line is darker than the other does that mean something about my hCG levels im worried because i had a misscariage at five weeks in may?

I took two home pregnancy test both came out positive but one line is darker than the other does that mean something about my hCG levels im worried because i had a misscariage at five weeks in may?

HCG level: The two lines need not be of the same intensity as these are due to different reagents and only one is due to hcg. If the matter is of such concern, you may consult your doctor for an HCG level keeping in mind that there is a wide variation in normal levels. See this site for more info on HCG levels. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection can a home pregnancy test detect it accurately already on 11DPT?

If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection can a home pregnancy test detect it accurately already  on 11DPT?

See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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My hcg levels are 386 miu/ml but i m getting a faint line on home pregnancy test is it normal to not to get darker line at this stage?

My hcg levels are 386 miu/ml but i m getting a faint line on home pregnancy test is it normal to not to get darker line at this stage?

No need for urine: test. If you blood level of HCG is 386, that is diagnostic of pregnancy and there is no need for urine test. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection why beta test is set for 14DPT? Can home pregnancy test detect it on 11DPT?

If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection why beta test is set for 14DPT? Can home pregnancy test detect it on 11DPT?

All will be revealed: Patience. All will be revealed in due time. One day, one week, or one month is but a blink of an eye, in the life of a child. To raise a happy, healthy child requires great patience in both parents. This is a great time to practice patience. ...Read more

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A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more