Kamis, 09 Februari 2017

Blood Pregnancy Test

Blood Pregnancy Test

How do blood pregnancy tests work, and what does less than 2 mean?

A lot of women have questions about pregnancy test there are blood pregnancy test there are urine pregnancy test and what they're both detecting is a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG and a blood test is much more sensitive and can actually detect pregnancy sooner than a home pregnancy test or urine tests, blood tests can actually detect pregnancy one week after conception and a whole week before a home pregnancy tests can sew your doctor ever orders a blood test then whatever the result is is very very reliable.

There are two different types one is qualitative and one is quantitative, qualitative is just is just checking for the presence of HCG so we'll give you a positive or negative result that again if it's positive you're definitely pregnant if it's negative, then it's safe to say you're not, but a quantitative results gives you an actual number it measures the amount of HCG a woman's blood and that in and of itself can't necessarily tell the doctor anything about how far along you are because levels can vary so greatly from woman to woman at the same gestational age but

What it can do is show trends because the doctor has you get your blood checked on say like a monday and then they have you come back and get it checked again on a Wednesday or Thursday what they're looking for is a trend or a rise in HCG and as long as levels are rising appropriately then the pregnancies progressing as it should so this is often used for women who have come in with leaning or cramping or suspicion of miscarriage

The doctor will order this test to see what's happening with HCG levels so sounds like you had a qualitative hcg test done and you have a result was less than two and I do recommend calling your doctor and asking them to interpret those results for you and based on their knowledge of your circumstances they'll be able to give you the best advice.


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