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Doctor insights on: Quadruple Blood Test In Pregnancy

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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If i take pregnancy pills, can they show up on a regular blood test?

Do you mean : Birth control pills? Birth control/contraceptive pills are not the subject of usual blood tests and do not affect the usual blood tests to any great extent. ...Read more

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Are there two types of pregnancy blood test? And what's the difference?

Are there two types of pregnancy blood test? And what's the difference?

Yes: Both tests check to see whether the pregnancy hormone, known as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is present. The qualitative HCG simply gives a result as to whether any HCG is present or not. The quantitative HCG test actually measures the level of the HCG in the blood. This can be helpful in diagnosis of abnormal pregnancies such as ectopic, molar, or miscarriage. ...Read more

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If i take pregnancy pills , would they pop up on a regular blood test ?

Pregnancy pills?: Do you mean birth control pills? Or pills to stimulate fertility? Either way no. Standard blood tests do not look for this type of thing. ...Read more

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What should my levels be for a pregnancy blood test to show im pregnant too them?

What should my levels be for a pregnancy blood test to show im pregnant too them?

Testing: You are asking the wrong question. HCG increases daily after a viable pregnancy is old enough to be big enough to have blood and chemicals. That transition occurs at about ten days post conception. It also corresponds with the time a period is due and it stops the period leading to a missed period and the first real symptom of early pregnancy. That is the sign to look for to know when to test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take a pregnancy blood test to soon and still get a negative result?

Is it possible to take a pregnancy blood test to soon and still get a negative result?

Yes: Blood tests can be done soon after conception (8-9 days after). It's best to wait until after your first missed period to test with he urine pregnancy tests. Be sure to accurately follow the directions to get a valid result. Other causes of false negative tests are not using first urine of the morning and drinking too much water before testing. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout pregnancy, what diseases can be detected with a blood test?

Can you tell me if throughout pregnancy, what diseases can be detected with a blood test?

Too many: New Genetic tests can detect more diseases than you can imagine. Just tell your doctor that you want to be tested for every disease that a test is available. ...Read more

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If my girlfriend take the pregnancy blood test to soon is it possible she can still get a negative result?

If my girlfriend take the pregnancy blood test to soon is it possible she can still get a negative result?

Takes 6-12 days: Yes, it takes 6-12 days for the test to become positive. She should wait at least one week after intercourse before doing a pregnancy test. If it is still negative after 2 weeks, you can rest assured she is not pregnant from any sexual encounter from at least 2 weeks prior. ...Read more

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