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Can early detection pregnancy tests still work at 4 months?

Can early detection pregnancy tests still work at 4 months?

Yes, but by four: Months you should have been under the care of a physician for the sake of your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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How can I pass reditest/redicup drug test screening device?

How can I pass reditest/redicup drug test screening device?

By not using drugs: Ethical and reputable physicians are not in the business of helping people "beat" drug tests. The sophistication of these tests have reached the point where they are difficult-to-impossible to beat, if the test is done by an experienced center which knows how people try to adulterate/substitute samples. If you have a drug problem, work on getting help rather than on not getting caught. Please!!!! ...Read more

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Are blood tests for pregnancy done at the gyno?

Are blood tests for pregnancy done at the gyno?

Serum HCG's can: Often be drawn at the doctor's clinic or at a lab. ...Read more

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Hcg test done at doctor and negative. Are they 100% reliable?

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Hcg test done at doctor and negative. Are they 100% reliable?

Not 100%: No test will ever be 100%; that being said, the blood test done at the doctor's office, done at 7 days after a missed period or later, is 99% accurate. ...Read more

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Do early positive results on pregnancy tests indicate a higher probability of twins? I had 3 positive pregnancy tests at 3 weeks pregnant.

Do early positive results on pregnancy tests indicate a higher probability of twins?  I had 3 positive pregnancy tests at 3 weeks pregnant.

Not necessarily: Home urine pregnancy tests are fairly sensitive and can be positive within 9-10 days of conception. The higher the HCG (or pregnancy hormone) the more quickly it will turn positive and HCG does tend to be higher with twins...So maybe. Make an appointment with your doctor to determine. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test at 8dpo sign of healthy pregnancy?

Likely an error: A positive pregnancy test 8 days after ovulation is more likely to be an error. Please repeat the test and consult your doctor. ...Read more

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3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

3 consecutive missed periods, several negative pregnancy tests. Take Loestrin 1.5/30 reliably. Pregnancy tests inaccurate? Should I get a blood test?

Not Uncommon: There are some women who may eventually stop menstruating on OCPs, especially if they have been on them for a period of time. Or, if they have some conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome. If 3 pregnancy tests are negative, you are not likely to be pregnant. As long as you take your BCP as directed, there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Going to test at the clinic, i have 8 positives and 1 negative home pregnancy tests. How accurate is the test at the clinic?

Going to test at the clinic, i have 8 positives and 1 negative home pregnancy tests. How accurate is the test at the clinic?

Accurate: if you have a missed period for 2 weeks by urine and if tested by blood sooner. 8 positive tests at home very likely means you are pregnant. All the best. ...Read more

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Oraquick test at 4 months conclusive?

Oraquick test at 4 months conclusive?

Not entirely: If positive it needs to be confirmed. If negative, you should repeat it as some people take up to a year to make enough antibodies for a positive result. If you wish to make sure, ask your doctor for an HIV nucleic acid test which would be conclusive at 4 months after exposure. ...Read more

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What happens in getting a pregnancy test at planned parenthood?

What happens in getting a pregnancy test at planned parenthood?

Easy: Most planned parenthood clinics will accept walk-in visits for a pregnancy test. So will most crisis pregnancy centers, or other walk-in clinics. Just go ask: it's easy. ...Read more

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Are you automatically tested at birth for pku?

Are you automatically tested at birth for pku?

In the U.S., yes.: Just to be clear, it's the newborn who's tested for PKU, not you. The test screens for abnormally high levels of phenylalanine in blood or urine. Since it was one of the first newborn metabolic screening tests done, it's included in newborn screening tests in this country and most others as well. However, to be certain, the mother-to-be can ask her obstetrician. ...Read more

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If a pregnant woman stops doing meth at 7months will the baby test positive at birth?

Seek help: The baby will not test positive for meth in his/her urine, but please get help: doing meth during pregnancy can harm the baby, whether your baby tests positive or not. I'm assuming the meth is not a prescribed medication and that you are not taking this under physician's supervision.... ...Read more

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Are at home celiac disease test kits reliable?

Are at home celiac disease test kits reliable?

It is a screening: Not the definitive test for diagnosis. If you have a positive talk to your doctor about whether further testing makes sense. ...Read more

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Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

See answer and link: This test may not be able to identify abnormalities or may report a positive result in the presence of mosaicism (which may be confined to the placenta). http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TH_Panorama_Prenatal_Test ...Read more

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Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Are hospital urine pregnancy test more accurate than at home pregnancy test?

Good question!: Took some research. Both hospital and home urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive. Hospital tests are generally considered more reliable but this fact was disputed in an article in the journal of Clinical Chemistry January 2014 http://www.clinchem.org/content/60/4/667.full where false negatives were found in a high number of tests from 5-7 weeks of pregnancy. A blood HCG test is most accurate. ...Read more

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Will pregnancy tests read positive when one is on birth control?

Will pregnancy tests read positive when one is on birth control?

HCG & BCP: The pregnancy test measures HCG which is produced by an implanted embryo. The test only becomes positive about 12 days after ovulation. The hormones of the bcp do not mask a pregnancy, so if you are pregnant then the pg test will be positive. It is possible that if you do not have menses on the bcp (some women do not bleed) then you may not realize that you are pregnant or when to test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Beta HCG: If you mean test to diagnose pregnancy, urine and/or blood level of beta chain of human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone are tested. ...Read more

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Hiv1/2 eia negative at 8 & 23 weeks. Will test again at 48 weeks. Will a negative test be conclusive?

Hiv1/2 eia negative at 8 & 23 weeks.  Will test again at 48 weeks.  Will a negative test be conclusive?

HIV testing: Yes. You are not HIV positive. In the future there is a test that is 100% accurate at 14 days. This is the HIV RNA or pcr test. You do not have hiv. Testing regularly is a good habit to get into when you are sexually active. And, please do not forget there are eleven other stds to avoid. ...Read more

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3 days late, a few pg symptoms, negative digital test but faint positive regular urine test. 8 pregnancies, 4 kids. Are these test results common?

3 days late, a few pg symptoms, negative digital test but faint positive regular urine test.   8 pregnancies, 4 kids. Are these test results common?

Need to repeat test: Please repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more