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When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to do a paternity test?

How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to do a paternity test?

Invasive testing: Ti determine paternity of an unborn baby requires an invasive test that may put the pregnancy at risk. The safest option is to check a blood test from the newborn after delivery. ...Read more

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How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to have paternity test?

How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to have paternity test?

8-9 weeks gestation: Now blood tests are available that can determine paternity as early as the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy, without an invasive procedure. The potential fathers must also be willing to have blood drawn. Google "paternity testing prior to birth" and you can find a lab that will do this for you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Should I get paternity testing done if sex with a guy happened 2 months prior to the starting of my pregnancy countdown?

Should I get paternity testing done if sex with a guy happened 2 months prior to the starting of my pregnancy countdown?

Your call: I have no idea if you're asking for advice or need encouragement ? If you've had more than one partner in the time in question, and don't know who the father could be, you need the fsther' s DNA as well to do the test. I would limit the number of testers, it's not a cheap test ! ...Read more

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What is the best time to take a pregnancy test and how many weeks should I wait to get the most accurate results?

After missed period: Urine tests can detect pregnancy several days after missed period. The longer you wait, the hormone level increases and a positive more likely with time. Get a first morning specimen. ...Read more

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How much time does the glucose test during pregnancy take?

How much time does the glucose test during pregnancy take?

1-3 hrs: 1 hour for the glucose screening-and 3 hrs for glucose tolerance (if u fail the 1hr screen) ...Read more

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Is it too early to get a pregnancy test done at the dr ofc? Last cycle 1/21. Having symptoms. Not time for my nxt cycle yet

Is it too early to get a pregnancy test done at the dr ofc? Last cycle 1/21. Having symptoms. Not time for my nxt cycle yet

Way too Soon: Yes. Of course. Why would you risk spending money and effort on testing too soon? What is going on that would make you need to get to the doctor before testing is recommended or valid? ...Read more

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I'm late on my cycle and I've taken 3 pregnancy test, all negative, when is the best time to test to get a more accurate answer.

I'm late on my cycle and I've taken  3 pregnancy test, all negative, when is the best time to test to get a more accurate answer.

See your doctor.: If you're late with your period, you still might be pregnant, even though your tests were negative. Likely the best time to test is about 10 days after mid cycle, when ovulation normally occurs. Some tests can detect pregnancy in about 48 hours, but it's a good idea to be sure. Given your results and no period it would be smart to see your doctor for an exam and tests to be sure. Best of luck! ...Read more

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When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test and get an accurate  result?

After missed period: You should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. if the result is negative repeat the test in 5-4 days, unless you get a period by then. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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When is the latest time I should take a pregnancy test to get i accurate result if i had sex on 02/22/13?

When is the latest time I should take a pregnancy test to get i accurate result if i had sex on 02/22/13?

10 to 14 days: The earliest a pregnancy test will be positive after conception is about 10 to 14 days post conception. There would not be a "latest" time because the pregnancy test will stay positive until after delivery. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm pregnant if i don't usually get periods? And when is the best time to take a pregnancy test?

How can I tell if i'm pregnant if i don't usually get periods? And when is the best time to take a pregnancy test?

See below: Consult this website for signs of pregnancy. If you two or more signs you may do a pregnancy test. Generally a pregnancy test is best done 4-5 days after a missed period. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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When's the best time to take a pregnancy test and can you get a positive reading if taken a day before expected period?

When's the best time to take a pregnancy test and  can you get a positive reading if taken a day before expected period?

Depends: The sensitivity of the pregnancy tests available in market is different.But if you are pregnant , the test will be positive at this time.Best thing is to wait for 2 wks to do a test after missed period. ...Read more

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I m having pregnancy symptoms but i had spotting during pregnant for 2& 1/2 days. When is the best time to take pregnancy test?

I m having pregnancy symptoms but i had spotting during pregnant for 2& 1/2 days. When is the best time to take pregnancy test?

One can do a test...: One can do a urine pregnancy test the week after a missed period, or 3 weeks after having sex. The test should be quite reliable then, if done correctly and the result read correctly. ...Read more