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Doctor insights on: How Soon Can Pregnancy Be Detected By Blood Test

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How does a pregnancy blood test work?

How does a pregnancy blood test work?

HCG level: The embryo, after implantation in the uterus, makes human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone (HCG). Both blood and urine pregnancy tests depend on detecting HCG, a marker of pregnancy ...Read more

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When can a blood test detect pregnancy?

When can a blood test detect pregnancy?

10 days.: Blood test HCG quantitative test can show pregnancy as early as 10 days of conception. ...Read more

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What blood test should I get for pregnancy?

What blood test should I get for pregnancy?

A beta-HCG test.: A serum or urine beta-human Chorionic Gonadotropin test is/are best for determination of pregnancy. There are home pregnancy tests which mostly test urine, and serum/blood tests, which are done in the clinical lab. It would like;y be best to wait a week, and then go see your doctor to get a serum test in the lab as an outpatient. ...Read more

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How soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?

How soon can a blood test detect pregnancy?

Soon: You can get a blood test with same day results and they can be reliable 1 to 2 days before your missed menses. I do not like to do pregnancy tests too early. Several women have biochemical pregnancies that do not grow and get a normal period 1 to 2 days later. So, my suggestion is that you do your blood test when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Is blood test the most accurate to detect pregnancy?

Is blood test the most accurate to detect pregnancy?

Yes: In early pregnancy, the blood test is more accurate than the urine test. The accuracy of doing one or two (second one a week later) urine tests is good enough for most people to use. ...Read more

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What does a satisfactory pregnancy blood test mean ?

What does a satisfactory pregnancy blood test mean ?

Not Medical: That term is not one used in medicine nor is it in any way explanatory. Perhaps you should ask this specific question of the professional who used it. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a negative blood test in early pregnancy?

What are the chances of a negative blood test in early pregnancy?

Very low: It depends on how "early" you are referring to, but generally, the blood test for pregnancy is very accurate with a very low false negative rate. ...Read more

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