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What is the definition or description of: quantitative hcg?

What is the definition or description of: quantitative hcg?

Measured HCG: A qualitative pregnancy test tells you either yes or no. It can be by blood or urine. A quantitative HCG measures the exact amount of the pregnancy hormone that is present in the blood test and is useful in a few ways. A number that doubles every 48 hours means a normal pregnancy - less may mean a tubal pregnancy. The value may also give an indication of how far along a pregnancy is. ...Read more

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Quantitative Hcg (Definition)

A qualitative pregnancy test tells you either yes or no. It can be by blood or urine. A quantitative HCG measures the exact amount of the pregnancy hormone that is present in the blood test and is useful in a few ways. A number that doubles every 48 hours means a normal pregnancy - less may mean a tubal pregnancy. The value may also give an indication of how far ...Read more


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What are quantitative hCG blood tests?

Hormone test: Human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone is generally increased in pregnancy and serves as the basis of pregnancy tests. Quantitative HCG tests also provide information about the health of the placenta. High HCG levels are also seen in some tumors of the ovary and testes. ...Read more

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Please help! quantitative hCG at 5/6 DPO was <1.0, am i out this month or do I wait for implantation? I thought u produce hCG upon fertilization?

Please help! quantitative hCG at 5/6 DPO was <1.0, am i out this month or do I wait for implantation? I thought u produce hCG upon fertilization?

Wait: Hcg is not detectable reliably until around 10-12 days after ovulation, so wait a bit longer. There's craziness all over the internet about detecting HCG early, it's wrong. ...Read more

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I had a quantitative hCG test done and my results were <1. What does that mean? I had it done 3 weeks and 2 days after intercourse.

I had a quantitative hCG test done and my results were <1. What does that mean? I had it done 3 weeks and 2 days after intercourse.

U r NOT pregnant: This long after intercourse the ball of cells would have implanted in the uterine wall and have been pumping out ever increasing amounts of human chorionic gonadotrophin. The fact that the assay could not even detect even 1 unit implies that you have no functioning placenta growing - i.e. no pregnancy! ...Read more

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I had a quantitative hcg test done on 1-7-16. It was 8. That same day I began spotting. I believed I was experiencing a miscarriage. Today is was13?

I had a quantitative hcg test done on 1-7-16. It was 8.  That same day I began spotting.  I believed I was experiencing a miscarriage.  Today is was13?

Need to repeat: Had you been pregnant with a healthy embryo, HCG level would have increased two fold over two days. It would be prudent to repeat the HCG levels. If you get abdominal pain, go to the emergency room of a hospital to rule out ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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I tested positive for pregnancy. A quantitative hCG test at 3w6d since LMP showed a level of 40. 5 days later my hCG was 120. Is this increase too low?

I tested positive for pregnancy. A quantitative hCG test at 3w6d since LMP showed a level of 40. 5 days later my hCG was 120. Is this increase too low?

Wide variation: There is wide variation in HCG levels in normal pregnancies. Your levels are within normal limits. See this site for more info. http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/ ...Read more

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What are changes in results for a serum quantitative hCG measurement for a normal pregnancy?

Generally: If it is a normal preg the beta HCG should double every 3 days and you should have a normal progesterone, whenever I am following the beta i also get a Progesterone level. ...Read more

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LMP started on 6/24. No period as of 7/28. Quantitative hCG 0.6 on 7/25. I did take Plan B mid june. What is going on with me? could I be pregnant?

May get period: It is too early to know about pregnancy Wait for a week or so ,you may get periods , if not get pregnancy test done ( BLOOD TEST) and consult your doctor . ...Read more

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My HCG at 4w1d is 4103 is this high? I know my ovulation date is accurate.

My HCG at 4w1d is 4103 is this high? I know my ovulation date is accurate.

HCG levels: HCG doubles every 72 hours. They should not be used to date a pregnancy since they are so variable. Be reassured by these numbers at 4 weeks. They are great! Good Luck in your pregnancy! ...Read more

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In quantitative beta hCG test, wil they dilute the blood also 2 check for high amount if hCG if present?Do they do test both with conc.Blod and dilute?

In quantitative beta hCG test, wil they dilute the blood also 2 check for high amount if hCG if present?Do they do test both with conc.Blod and dilute?

Not routinely: If the ordering doctor has a concen about very high HCG levels, as may happen in some tumors, s/he should notify the lab so that a dilution may be done. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex with girl on May 9th. got blood work done on 21. HCG levels came out at 33578 MIU/ml. anything strange with how high with dates given?

Unprotected sex with girl on May 9th. got blood work done on 21. HCG levels came out at 33578 MIU/ml. anything strange with how high with dates given?

Depends: Could she have already been pregnant when you had sex? See this site for information on HCG. http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/ ...Read more