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How soon will a home pregnancy test detect the HCG hormone?

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2005-10-21 11:31:28
2005-10-21 11:31:28

Most tests these days will detect the hormone in 9 to 10 days.

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Pregnancy and illness are easily differentiated by a urine pregnancy test. A urine pregnancy test will detect pregnancy hormone as soon as 10-12 days after conception.

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Home pregnancy tests can detect the HCG pregnancy hormone as soon as your first missed period. Doctors can detect the HCG hormone as early as 9 days past ovulation with blood work. It is usually safe for couples to share the news of their pregnancy with family and friends after the end of the first trimester, or 12 weeks gestation.

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This will generally depend on the test that is used to detect a pregnancy. Blood tests are more accurate in that they can detect a pregnancy earlier. As soon as two weeks after a missed period, blood tests can detect levels of Hcg (the hormone pregnant females produce). Urine pregnancy tests generally do not detect a pregnancy before the 6th week because sometimes it takes that long for Hcg levels to rise to the point where a urine test will be sensitive enough to detect it.

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Usually a week before your missed period.

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2weeks before your missed period

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Both home and health office tests normally detect pregnancy no sooner than 10 days after sex.

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You can do a blood test which can detect pregnancy as soon as a week after fertilization. Home tests are usually not as accurate until 4 days before your period is due but some are more sensitive and can detect pg earlier. So to answer the question you can do a any of them as soon as you are late.

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Depending on the lab and the pregnancy, it can sometimes pick it up 10 days after conception.

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Considering home pregnancy tests can detect it up to five days before your missed period, you can take one as soon as you realize you're late.

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A pregnancy test can be positive before you even have missed a period. Many tests can provide positive results within 10 days after you become pregnant, however it is usually best to wait until you've missed a period because the HCG hormone (the hormone found in early pregnancy)will be stronger which in that case will give you definite results.

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Lack of hCG, the hormone that is detected in pregnancy tests. If you test too soon after ovulation the test will be negative, waiting a week or two will allow enough time for the hormone to be present.

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