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How early can you take a blood pregnancy test?

How early can you take a blood pregnancy test?

More reliable if...: A urine pregnancy test can be taken any time, but it gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 long before i can take a blood pregnancy test?

How long before i can take a blood pregnancy test?

Around menses time: A blood pregnancy test will be accurate around 12 days after ovulation, which is usually just prior to expected menses. Generally by the time of your expected period a pregnancy test will be accurate. ...Read more

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How soon after ovulation can I take a blood pregnancy test?

How soon after ovulation can I take a blood pregnancy test?

9-10 days: A qualitative blood pregnancy test can be positive as early as 9-10 days post ovulation. However, a negative test at this point can still be false. At 3 weeks or more from ovulation, the test will likely be accurate. ...Read more

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Can I take a blood pregnancy test 10 days after the sex where the condom broke(2/27)?I would be doing the test 9 days after the end of my period(2/28)

Can I take a blood pregnancy test 10 days after the sex where the condom broke(2/27)?I would be doing the test 9 days after the end of my period(2/28)

Sure: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Can i get a postive pregnancy test at 4weeks and 3 days. Also can i take a blood pregnancy test before i missed my period even tho i missed last month?

Can i get a postive pregnancy test at 4weeks and 3 days. Also can i take a blood pregnancy test before i missed my period even tho i missed last month?

See below: At four weeks and 3 days after a missed period, if you were pregnant, a home pregnancy test would be positive. You may get a blood test any time now and if you choose to do that, discuss with your doctor if getting a sonogram would be warranted. ...Read more

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If i only took Depo-Provera once& unprotected sex and negative pee pregnancy test but spot for one day should I take a blood pregnancy test ?

If i only took Depo-Provera once& unprotected sex and negative pee pregnancy test but spot for one day should I take a blood pregnancy test ?

May help: If you are 4-5 days past the day you were due for your period, it would be useful to do an hpt using first morning urine and following the instruction for the test carefully. ...Read more

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A blood pregnancy test is slightly positive. Should i take it again?

A blood pregnancy test is slightly positive. Should i take it again?

Yes.: You should do the home test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. Testing ealier may give a positive result but a negative result is not reliable. ...Read more

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I had a blood pregnancy test today how long does it take to get the results back?

I had a blood pregnancy test today how long does it take to get the results back?

1day: At the lab it takes < 24 hours - however it may take longer to get to you. I'd call next day and ask them to "call and get result" if it's not available. Typically, most offices say " 2-3 days" before results are back..... But..... Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the results of a blood pregnancy test in less that 20 min. or does it take longer to process?

Is it possible to get the results of a blood pregnancy test in less that 20 min. or does it take longer to process?

Depends where: Doing the test itself is fast but unless your doctor is processing blood work in the office it probably is being referred out to an outside lab company. Doing a urine test is much faster and can detect pregnancy with a BHCG of > 20. This means it only misses pregnancy in the first few days after conception ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

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