How Far Along Do You Have You Have To Be Before A Pregnancy Test Will Detect It?

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A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as 10 days after conception.

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  • HCG - urine
  • HCG - serum - qualitative
  • HCG - serum - quantitative

How the test is performed

A pregnancy test may be performed using blood or urine. There are two types of blood pregnancy tests:

  • Qualitative, which measures whet...
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