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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Test Measures What

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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What is bpp test in pregnancy.

What is bpp test in pregnancy.

Fetal testing: A bpp (biophysical profile) is a type of antenatal testing designed to determine the status of the fetus. It is offered to women who have high risk conditions such as diabetes, pprom, hypertension, etc. And is performed in the third trimester of pregnancy. It involves using an ultrasound to check certain fetal movements/activity and to measure the amount of fluid around the baby. ...Read more

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Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

Tincture of time: The only other method that you haven't mentioned is time itself. "Whatever you do in the dark will come to the light eventually" is the applicable adage for that situation. ...Read more

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What does a bhcg blood test determine besides pregnancy?

What does a bhcg blood test determine besides pregnancy?

Used in several ways: Free beta HCG can be used for screening first trimester pregnancies for fetal aneuploidy (e.g. Down syndrome), to diagnose ectopic pregnancy, to monitor molar pregnancy response to treatment with chemotherapy and as a tumor marker for some rare malignancies. ...Read more

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What do pregnancy test results mean?

What do pregnancy test results mean?

You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing. ...Read more

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How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

Blood test: Blood test is more sensitive, provides a number, is generally positive sooner than urine test and is generally more reliable. Urine test is cheaper, can be done at home without the need to go to a doctor and is positive 4-5 days after a missed period. Both test are accurate when positive. A negative result on a test done too early is not meaningful. ...Read more

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How sure is home test pregnancy?

How sure is home test pregnancy?

Very sure: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. The gold standard is of course blood pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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How accurate are the home pregnancy tests!?

How accurate are the home pregnancy tests!?

Pretty accurate : It's always a good idea to get it confirmed by your doctor but they are pretty similar to the ones we use in our office. That said I am suspicious of some if the really cheap ones out there. ...Read more

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What do I do after testing positive with a home test pregnancy test ?

What do  I  do  after  testing  positive  with  a  home  test pregnancy  test ?

Pregnancy: After a positive pregnancy test, eat healthy, avoid alcohol, NSAIDs, excessive caffeine and start prenatal vitamins. Schedule an appointment with your physician for confirmation and initiation of prenatal care. ...Read more

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What type of pregnancy tests for h-hcg?

All tests: For pregnancy test for HCG (or beta-hcg.) I am not familiar with h-hcg. ...Read more

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Home prega test is showing positive pls tell me which blood test should be done to see accurate results pregnancy results. Periods are delay by 4 days?

Home prega test is showing positive pls tell me which blood test should be done to see accurate results pregnancy results. Periods are delay by 4 days?

HCG: Blood test for quantitative measurement of beta HCG is useful for confirmation of pregnancy. If you did the test correctly and the urine test is positive after a missed period, your are more than likely pregnant. Your profile says you are a 33 year male, I trust you asking for a female. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very: The pregnancy test is very accurate. It measures to 25 miu of b-hcg. In other words it turns positive about a week after conception. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Very accurate: They are very accurate, but no test is perfect. If you are concerned the test is wrong, you can have your dr perform a blood test. ...Read more

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What is serum preg test? How reliable?

What is serum preg test? How reliable?

HCG. Yes.: The tests is for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, and yes it is quite reliable starting about two weeks after ovulation if fertilization and implantation were successful. And so is the urine test, perhaps a little later. However, anything that raises the HCG gives a positive test, so your feelings and the test should be evaluated by a practitioner. ...Read more

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What can affect home pregnancy test results?

What can affect home pregnancy test results?

Testing too soon: Main thing is timing-it takes time (up to 2 wks) for your urinary levels of HCG to get elevated enough to be detected. Over-the-counter tests aren't always as sensitive as tests at your doctor's office, but even those usually take at least a few days after you're late to turn positive. Recheck 1-2 weeks later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the chances my urine pregnancy test result was accurate?

What are the chances my urine pregnancy test result was accurate?

It depends on test: Each company that makes a urine pregnancy test has a level(sensitivity) at which the test will convert to positive which is not zero so as to avoid false positive tests. That information is usually printed on the insert inside or on the box.Most tests convert to positive after a woman has missed her period by 5 to 14 days. ...Read more

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What is the best home pregnancy test?

What is the best home pregnancy test?

Missed period: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. 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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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