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Is it true that the qualitative blood hCG test is as good as a urine test? It only tests positive with a 25mlu?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Probably close

The modern upt is very sensitive.
25mlu is very low, like just after implantation ( i'm not sure how long but just a couple of days. I recommend people skip the period before the upt, however. Otherwise you can be chasing it too hard causing extra stress. Pregnancy rates are about 10-20% per month; good luck with everything.

In brief: Probably close

The modern upt is very sensitive.
25mlu is very low, like just after implantation ( i'm not sure how long but just a couple of days. I recommend people skip the period before the upt, however. Otherwise you can be chasing it too hard causing extra stress. Pregnancy rates are about 10-20% per month; good luck with everything.
Dr. Chevies Newman
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David Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

It is just as good.
You typically don't need much blood (or urine, for that matter) for most tests these days.

In brief: Yes

It is just as good.
You typically don't need much blood (or urine, for that matter) for most tests these days.
David Miller
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