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How much blood is needed to get a blood test for pregnancy?

How much blood is needed to get a blood test for pregnancy?

About 1.0 ml: A usual tube contains about 5 ml which is more than enough for the test. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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When can I get a + blood test for pregnancy? Im 7dpo or so today. Ttc

When can I get a + blood test for pregnancy? Im 7dpo or so today. Ttc

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. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get a blood test done to check for pregnancy ?

How old do you have to be to get a blood test done to check for pregnancy ?

No requirement: That can be done at any age but the over the counter pregnancy tests are quick, easy and just as accurate. ...Read more

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My clear blue pregnancy test came up negative. Should I get a blood test to make sure?

My clear blue pregnancy test came up negative. Should I get a blood test to make sure?

When did you do it?: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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If i didn't get a positive blood test for pregnancy till i was 10weeks along could it also take the same amount of time if I am in fact pregnant?

If i didn't get a positive blood test for pregnancy till i was 10weeks along could it also take the same amount of time if I am in fact pregnant?

Unclear question: Blood test can detect pregnancy within a few days of implantation of the fertilized egg and is generally positive as soon as one day after a missed period. If you are ten weeks pregnant the blood test will be positive. Home pregnancy test will also be positive. ...Read more

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Is it likely to get a positive blood test for pregnancy at 8 dpo?

Is it likely to get a positive blood test for pregnancy at 8 dpo?

Patience.: A blood test isn't needed. There's no need to rush. A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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How reliable are at home pregnancy tests? Should one get a blood test by doctor instead?

Fairly reliable: Home pregnancy tests are marketed with the oversight and approval of the fda. The use a proven technology, and if used correctly are usually reliable. Any laboratory test, even a blood test in a doctor's office or hospital, has a small false positive and small false negative rate. By "small" i mean very small in the case of pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Im 5 days late and having some mild cramping. I've taking 2 pregnancy test & both were negative. I was wondering if I should get a blood test done

Im 5 days late and having some mild cramping. I've taking 2 pregnancy test & both were negative. I was wondering if I should get a blood test done

Urine pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are very sensitive. If your period hasn't come a week after the missed date, repeat the pregnancy test - it should be accurate. You can also always see your doctor for a checkup and blood test. ...Read more