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Doctor insights on: Which Pregnancy Test Detects The Earliest

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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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When is the earliest detection of pregnancy test?

When is the earliest detection of pregnancy test?

Home tests : 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. 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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Can OPK detect pregnancy if the hpt is negative?

Can OPK detect pregnancy if the hpt is negative?

You are not pregnant: I am not sure what you mean by using these acronyms. Opk to a physician is 'ovulation predictor kit". There is nothing in the ovulation prediction process that tests for pregnancy. The home pregnancy test, if done after one misses a period or has a delayed period is a very accurate and valid way to test for pregnancy. If you doubt the hpt and have not had your period then there is blood tests. ...Read more

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The blood test for pregnancy can detect in 1 week pregnant?

The blood test for pregnancy can detect in 1 week pregnant?

Likely: A blood test can generally detect elevated beta HCG levels a week after conception. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-tests. ...Read more

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Which test is best for early pregnancy urine or blood hCG ? After implant the uterine

Which test is best for early pregnancy urine or blood hCG ? After implant the uterine

Either: A blood test would pick it up sooner, but requires blood and need a physician order. The urine tests today are very accurate, and can be positive even a few days before you miss your period. ...Read more

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The earliest for a pregnancy test to be positive?

The earliest for a pregnancy test to be positive?

See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be positive a day before a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. A negative test done too early is not useful. ...Read more

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Which is more accurate: the Answer pregnancy test or FRER pregnancy test?

Which is more accurate: the Answer pregnancy test or FRER pregnancy test?

Hpt: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is a home pregnancy test the same as a doctors pregnancy test ?

Is a home pregnancy test the same as a doctors pregnancy test ?

Yes...and no: Docs can provide pregnancy tests that are essentially the same - the urine hCG detection. They can also obtain a serum hCG in the mother's blood, which will pick up a pregnancy much faster due to its high sensitivity. That said, unless you are high-risk, your doc may not be able to justify it to your insurance company. ...Read more

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Which type of pregnancy test is the most accurate from the drug store? And how accurate are pregnancy test?

Which type of pregnancy test is the most accurate from the drug store? And how accurate are pregnancy test?

HPT: All home pregnancy tests sold in the states are extremely accurate, capable of detecting pregnancy as early as 4 weeks after your last menstrual period. None are any more accurate or effective than others. So pick one based upon cost & ease of use. Better yet, talk to your family doc about contraception so you won't need hpt. And make him wear a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections! ...Read more

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Is the bleach and urine pregnancy test accurate?

Is the bleach and urine pregnancy test accurate?

Of course not: This is a youtube video that claims pregnancy can be ruled in or out by the amount of fizzing when urine is added to bleach. I suspect this was placed as a cruel prank. Please use a real home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can an irregular menstrual cycle affect the accuracy of home pregnancy tests?

Can an irregular menstrual cycle affect the accuracy of home pregnancy tests?

No: With an irregular cycle it is more difficult to figure out the best time to do the test, but the test itself remains very accurate. ...Read more

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Which test to detect ovarian cancer early is the best?

Which test to detect ovarian cancer early is the best?

None: Unfortunately, no screening test (be it ultrasound, physical exam, or ca 125 tumor marker) can detect ovarian cancer early enough to make a difference. People with high risk for cancer often choose to have the ovaries removed before they get malignant. If you have concerns about your risk, please have a chat with your doc. Best to you. ...Read more

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Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

No: It's a different test. An ovulation test screens for leutenizing hormone (lh) not hcg. It simply checks for the hormone that allows ovulation. ...Read more

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