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Re: PREGNANCT TESTS - HOME AND BLOOD - ARE THEY ACCURATE?

Re: PREGNANCT TESTS - HOME AND BLOOD - ARE THEY ACCURATE?

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Posted by I care on September 28, 2000 at 20:09:20:

In Reply to: PREGNANCT TESTS - HOME AND BLOOD - ARE THEY ACCURATE? posted by Frightened on September 25, 2000 at 15:19:57:

: Hi -- although I might sound paranoid, I would love if someone could answer my question :-)

: I am on the pill and have never missed it, however, last month I took it and a few hours later threw up. That night was when i am afraid I might have conceived (August 6th).

: I had my next period on 8/28 but it came early, was lighter, and had more brown than usual. Now this period started this morning (and it was heavy and red and now almost non-existent).

: I took 6 home tests since then -- all negative. I also had a quantitiatve test done on 9/8 - it came up negative (my test result for hcg was <2 -- does the for sure indicate no pregnacy?)

: Should I be concerned ... even though all the home tests and the blood test say negative? Did I take the blood test too soon after the day I had sex (the test was taken 30 days later).

: Should I worry or convince myself that I'm not pregnant?

: THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP !!!!

Shira,
Home pregnancy tests are more than 95% accurate when they read positive. The accuracy rate is not as good when they read negative. Blood levels of HCG are detectable as early as 2 weeks after a missed period. HCG levels will also double every 48 hours in early pregnancy until about 12 weeks. A result of <2 on a blood level HCG is a pretty good indication that you are NOT pregnant. Good luck!



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