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How fast-or how many days does it take for hCG to be produced for it to show up in a urine home pregnant test? Would a day after intercourse be too soon?

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Dr. Mark Trolice
Fertility Medicine

In brief: At menses

Since most home urine pregnancy tests detect the HCG at levels above 25-30, and HCG levels are approximately 100 at the time of expected menses, a home test can usually detect a pregnancy 1-2 before expected menses.
Blood tests are more sensitive detecting HCG levels above 5.

In brief: At menses

Since most home urine pregnancy tests detect the HCG at levels above 25-30, and HCG levels are approximately 100 at the time of expected menses, a home test can usually detect a pregnancy 1-2 before expected menses.
Blood tests are more sensitive detecting HCG levels above 5.
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